Hello my friends.
I have been away for a week or so, and whilst I was away, my father borrowed my WK for a few days and took it to the beach.
He is a very careful man, and washed the Jeep thoroughly upon his return.
He left the vehicle where he washed it, and pulled up the E-brake (we call it a handbrake here
I returned on Sunday and went to collect my Jeep, to find that it would NOT move!
I very rarely engage the E-brake, and knew that him having it engaged after washing it thoroughly underneath had caused the issue. It is common for a bit of rust to accumulate on brake linings causing some stickiness when first moving.
However, this was like nothing I'd experienced! I quite literally had to engage Low Range and use half throttle to get it to move. The back wheels were literally dragging on the road, causing massive stress and wind-up in the driveline.
It eventually broke free with rocking it back and forward, but it was very violent, and not at all nice!
The Jeep's driveline survived, but it literally tore
the E-Brake linings from the shoes!
Jeep wants $380 for the linings.... I'm not paying that ridiculous amount though, and have sent them to be re-lined by a brake specialist for around $60.
Take heed brothers!