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Unread 07-23-2014, 06:38 AM   #1
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Tighten Emergency Brake

E-Brake does not hold anymore even with the hand lever totally pulled. This is for a 98' TJ. Can someone point me to a step-by-step thread?

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-Justin

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Unread 07-23-2014, 07:51 AM   #2
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E-Brake does not hold anymore even with the hand lever totally pulled. This is for a 98' TJ. Can someone point me to a step-by-step thread?

Thx.

-Justin
Justin,

The Video Angleo posted is great for adjusting the drum brakes, however you can adjust the emergency brake with an open ended wrench with the two cables go into one. If you get under the Jeep and look at the bottom of the tub you can follow the cables from both brakes and see where they come together. The adjustment is pretty self explanatory form there. Let me know if you have questions!

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Justin,

The Video Angleo posted is great for adjusting the drum brakes, however you can adjust the emergency brake with an open ended wrench with the two cables go into one. If you get under the Jeep and look at the bottom of the tub you can follow the cables from both brakes and see where they come together. The adjustment is pretty self explanatory form there. Let me know if you have questions!

-Ryan
Per the FSM, adjustment should only be made at the cables when cables have been removed/replaced. All other adjustment should be made at the star wheel in the hubs.
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Per the FSM, adjustment should only be made at the cables when cables have been removed/replaced. All other adjustment should be made at the star wheel in the hubs.
Interesting. I keep my drums adjusted properly but my cable must have stretched. Even though the drums were adjusted the brake didn't hold well. After adjusting the cable, all was good.

OP: Of course go with what the FSM says first, but if your drums are adjusted properly and you're still not getting it to hold, adjusting the cable worked for me. Good Luck!

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