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Unread 07-16-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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TJ parking brake. I am missing something...

Alright, i think i am missing something on the parking brake adjustment.

First, let me state all parts on the rear are new. New parking pads, rotors...

Seated them to the new rotor when i installed them. I adjusted both sides so that they rubbed. Went for a slow drive around the block applying and releasing the parking brake lever to seat them. Then, after the parts cooled, i adjusted the pad adjusters until i could hear them rub, then backed off the adjuster one notch so the did not rub.

Well, lets just say that my brake is not what i expected it to be. i know there is a step i am missing or something i've done wrong. The brake will hold, i just have to yank it all the way up to do so.

I do not think i am supposed to let the rear pads rub, i think doing so would create heat that could ruin the pads or maybe lock something up, right??? Also, i've read that you are not to adjust the lever cable, so i did not touch that.

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Unread 07-16-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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Where did you read not to adjust the lever cable? I've always adjusted them at the backing plates and then take any slack out of the cable by adjusting it at the lever.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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You should adjust the pads until you get some resistance on each wheel, thats it. A little resistance on the pads will not hurt anything and if you have to adjust the cable a bit there is no rule against that. If there was there would be no adjustment available.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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In the FSM it says not to adjust the lever cable. Oh yeah, i have discs on the rear, so my parking brake is the pad inside the hat configuration, not rear drum.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 12:16 PM   #5
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In the FSM it says not to adjust the lever cable. Oh yeah, i have discs on the rear, so my parking brake is the pad inside the hat configuration, not rear drum.
Your the same as my rear conversion, normally you do not need to adjust the lever cable and so long as you have some resistance on each wheel from the pads, you should be fine. The Jeep police don't usually bother you if the lever cable is adjusted a bit.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #6
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I thought the FSM did provide for cable adjustment when major rebuild work was done and that it was just normal wear and tear type adjustments where it says only to adjust at the wheels.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #7
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I believe the FSM does state that. Properly adjust the rears as you normally would after brake service. If further adjustment for cable wear/stretch is required there is the ability to correct it.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 02:49 PM   #8
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Your the same as my rear conversion, normally you do not need to adjust the lever cable and so long as you have some resistance on each wheel from the pads, you should be fine. The Jeep police don't usually bother you if the lever cable is adjusted a bit.

I adjusted until i heard the pads scrub, then adjusted one notch out so they did not scrub. Thought scrubbing was bad and wrong.....
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Unread 07-16-2015, 02:58 PM   #9
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I adjusted until i heard the pads scrub, then adjusted one notch out so they did not scrub. Thought scrubbing was bad and wrong.....
Backing off is not necessary, you want to adjust until there is light resistance because 10 minutes of driving will mate the surfaces and at that point they will be as close as possible without touching.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #10
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Will give it a shot. If only i had the magical calipers the FSM talks about to make those proper and prudent measurements by which all of us shade tree mechanics should be adjusting our brakes with
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