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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

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I was not going to take it apart it looks like a 2hour job to get all the springs back on. There is a great tube video on how to do the front and rear brakes from jbrunsonjr I do not know how to add YouTube link. I still have to bleed the brake lines I got air in the lines pedal feels sponge
Yeah for sure, pretty intimidating for a noob like myself. Just to be positive, I can get to the rotors/pads without having to touch the ebrake?
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:35 PM
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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

I've done the rear brakes twice on my WK and never mucked with the ebrake mechanism.

That said, there should be an adjuster hole to adjust the ebrake shoes, just like in the old days of drum brakes.
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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

[QUOTE=tomk;874053...... there should be an adjuster hole to adjust the ebrake shoes, just like in the old days of drum brakes.[/QUOTE]


There is. Rubber plug pops out for access by a brake spoon (...just like in the old days....).
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Great I sure did not want to take rotors of , which way do you turn the dial.how tight should it be on the rotor ?

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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Always service the Ebrake hardware, especially the lubing the adjusting screw. It's a pain when the shoes freeze (rust) against the rotor after engagement.
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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

[QUOTE=ChrisWk;874683]Great I sure did not want to take rotors of , which way do you turn the dial.how tight should it be on the rotor?/QUOTE]

Sorry. Can't remember since it is over a year. However, I replaced the rotors, so I was able to look at the directionality before I replaced the rotors.

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Always service the Ebrake hardware, especially the lubing the adjusting screw. It's a pain when the shoes freeze (rust) against the rotor after engagement.
My problem wasn't frozen e-brake shoes....it was frozen rotors on the axles. Lots of beating and pounding to get them free.
Had they not been pulsing, I would not have removed them (I almost never need the e-brake). There was plenty of meat left but the Jeep surged on brake application and they were heavily scored.
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Well I got it done I bleed the brakes feel ten times better, I had lots of air in the line. I wish I did it when changed my rotors and pads. I will tell you that bleeding the brakes is a two person job the jeep manual tells to open bleeder and push the brake pedal down than close bleeder take foot off let the brake pedal go back up repeat process until all the air is out . I got a lot air and dirty fluid out did this open close process until all clean fluid. Also do not pump the brakes with bleeder open puts air in the line. I did not mess with e brake adjustments. I turned the wheels and pulled up ebrake a click at a time until wheels locked up it took four clicks I felt that was good.
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Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

did rear pads/rotors this morning. was pretty uneventful. biggest thing I struggled with was the rubber boots that need to be compressed so that everything clears, that was definitely a DUH! type moment for me.
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