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post #1 of 8 Old 09-18-2021, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wk Brake disc wonít come off

Hi,

New owner of a 2011 wk2 grand Cherokee.
Iím trying to get the rear discs off but the parking brakes are preventing them coming off.
Is there any adjuster I can use? I cannot see any rear access hole as suggested by generic websites.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-18-2021, 02:36 PM
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Did you remove the O ring?

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-18-2021, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yep.
Can get the disc loose but it wonít come off the rest of the way without taking the parking brake with it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-18-2021, 04:53 PM
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There should definitely be adjuster openings on the back, but Chrysler's fetish for hidden rubber brake parts means there may be access plugs hiding them from you.

If the hub's a clock, take a look around 1:30 or 10:30.

Here's the first YouTube video I could search up to give you a better idea of the location:
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-18-2021, 06:32 PM
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I think there is a post somewhere in the brake sticky thread that mentions that you usually have to disconnect the parking LH and RH parking brake cable (2 and 5) from the equalizer (1).

The star wheel access plug is #1 in the second image below.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-19-2021, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I found the access point, it was near the top. Saying itís an access point is a bit of a stretch in my opinion as you cannot see what youíre doing!
After some fiddling I still couldnít get the disc off so Iím admitting defeat and calling a mechanic to show me.
Thanks.
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This is why you don't let your discs get too rusty or get ceramic coated rear discs. Especially for people up north!

Auto adjust rear parking brakes expand and get behind the rusted area and stuck.

I'd like to go through my rear parking brake cables, etc. Before it becomes a real problem.

The rear brake equalizer rusts out too causing the rear parking brakes to not work. AMHIK
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He will likely disconnect the parking brake cable at the equalizer which will fully release the parking brake shoes, assuming they are not full of rust and crud. It is rare that I can get this type of rotor off with the cable connected. If it doesn't come right off, a gentle use of a big hammer may loosen things up enough.

Typically parking brakes are not engaged while the vehicle is moving, so there should be little wear and no wear ridges, although there could be some rust. Now if you are using the brake for drifting... thats a different story...
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