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post #1 of 4 Old 12-08-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Brake lever assembly- rebuild or replaced

Tackling the parking brake this weekend.

The cable was frozen, but the brake would no longer "ratchet" in place and the brake lights not working.

Can this be rebuilt or just look for a new one?

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-08-2019, 01:57 PM
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Can't be rebuilt, but could probably be "fixed".
You need to find out why the locking mechanism isn't working. If it is worn or broken, then you will probably have to replace the assembly. If it is rusty/sticking, then should be able to lube it and get it working again.


As for the light switch, it is a simple ground switch. Insure the insulating media is intact, then straighten out the contact probe. As long as the probe moves freely and isn't grounded when depressed, it should work.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-08-2019, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I'll clean it up.and that should help. Wonder if I can get a new grommet?
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-10-2019, 07:55 PM
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If it turns out there is something broken, the parking brake assembly is the same in the 76-86 CJ and 88-95 Wrangler. Maybe a junkyard will have a better replacement. The part number for a new assembly is 5093656AA google shows quite a few options on where to get one. Of course I am assuming (We all know what they say about that :-) ) you have a CJ.
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