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Unread 11-10-2015, 06:29 AM   #1
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Ebrake issue

So a little over a year ago I left my ebrake engaged for about a month (didn't know better) and when I went to drive disengaged the the brake and went to drive. Felt some resistance gave it a little more gas and heard a pop if I recall correctly and it rolled away fine... since then no ebrake.... get the same amount of resistance and movement in the handle. But no braking from it.... thoughts?

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Unread 11-10-2015, 07:47 AM   #2
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Any weird noises after that, like scraping? I've seen quite a few instances where the shoe material comes off of the shoe causing the same thing you've got... That or the cable broke/stretched.... Have to take it apart to see what's going on...
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Unread 11-10-2015, 11:26 AM   #3
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No noises.got a tutorial?
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Unread 11-10-2015, 11:36 AM   #4
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If left engaged, it can form enough surface rust that it sort of breaks free when you first go to drive it again. You may have stretched the cable and just need to adjust the e-brake.

It is like most drum brakes where you use a brake spoon and adjust the star wheel. Here is a link to the process. That said, if you have no knowledge of adjusting the e-brake, have a dealer of mechanic do it. If you over tighten, they can catch fire while driving. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ho...ke-165640.html
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Unread 11-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #5
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I asked a shop to adjust it a while ago, even though they couldnt it worked sorta, then not at all... and want able to get back to the shop to have em take care of it.
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Unread 11-10-2015, 12:31 PM   #6
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If you're not driving the car, you can definitely leave the ebrake engaged for a month. Heck, I have a pickup in the garage who's ebrake has been on for years at a time with no issue.

Something likely broke, and you (or someone) is going to do some investigating. I would, as an easy check, see if the cables are moving where they go into the drum
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Unread 11-10-2015, 12:45 PM   #7
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It was left sitting in the middle of winter, in a foot of snow while I was gone for training for a month. Came home disengaged the lever, felt resistance when I went to back up thought maybe there was snow or ice behind the tire i needed to get over, so gave it some gas. BANG/POP then it started rolling just fine. Still gets normal tension in the handle. Will crawl under and check the cables.
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So a little over a year ago I left my ebrake engaged for about a month (didn't know better) and when I went to drive disengaged the the brake and went to drive. Felt some resistance gave it a little more gas and heard a pop if I recall correctly and it rolled away fine... since then no ebrake.... get the same amount of resistance and movement in the handle. But no braking from it.... thoughts?
Hey medicbear,

I could not find any service bulletins related to your vehicle. I would advise you to have your vehicle formally diagnosed at an FCA certified dealership. Please, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to private message me .
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Unread 11-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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Hey medicbear,

I could not find any service bulletins related to your vehicle. I would advise you to have your vehicle formally diagnosed at an FCA certified dealership. Please, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to private message me .
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Unread 11-19-2015, 12:21 PM   #10
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Hey medicbear,

I could not find any service bulletins related to your vehicle. I would advise you to have your vehicle formally diagnosed at an FCA certified dealership. Please, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to private message me .
I have a 2012 JKU w/manual tranny that needs the brake adjusted about once a year. This seems a little excessive, no? How often are others needing it adjusted or what is typical for most? Being a manual transmission, I rely on it more than those with an automatic.
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I have a 2012 JKU w/manual tranny that needs the brake adjusted about once a year. This seems a little excessive, no? How often are others needing it adjusted or what is typical for most? Being a manual transmission, I rely on it more than those with an automatic.
Hey RalphTomaccio,

On Pg. 568 of your owner’s manual, under the “Maintenance Schedules” section, it states that brake adjustment (equipped with four-wheel disc brakes) should occur every 32,000 miles or 24 months. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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