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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2019, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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How do you fix an E Brake?

I have a 08 jk and the e brake never really worked. I have tried to get it fixed, but no one seems to want to do it.
There is nothing online....,
How do you tighten up an e brake?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-25-2019, 01:33 PM
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There are star adjusters inside the rear rotors that you use to adjust the parking brake shoes. There's a number of youtube vids showing how to do it.

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its a shoe set up inside the rotor. a window in the backing plate. yea they dont hold well new at least mine did not, especially with larger tires. not that hard to adjust this really. but i would first pull the rotor off to inspect the parking brake shoes. be sure it has material to adjust to.

i am sure any brake place would do this, or a dealer at shop hours prices. Find a better mechanic.

there is all kind of videos on this. how you could not find is much like a shop saying we dont work on E brakes.? If i cant fix things and not much i wont unless its a time thing. I have a mechanic i have known a long time. But he is like 80$ an hour. dealers here its 115$ shop time. i would think any brake place would be the lowest cost if you can not do it well enough.

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You could try cycling the handle 15-20 times. I find that even after a parking brake shoe adjustment, the handle pulls past a detent and "mushes out" so to say. Cycling the handle a bunch will eventually "firm up" the parking brake for a couple drives and can hold on a hill. At least til it lets go again...

Wife's JL has an awesome parking brake. Seems FCA knew something was up with our JKs.
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