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Old 11-02-2010, 08:30 PM
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Exclamation CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

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!
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

thats alot, but ebrake shoes are a bitch to do because you have to get the rotors off
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

Yeah I know that, I have them out

To be clear, Jeep wants $380 JUST for the parts, no labour.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:44 PM
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

That is why I use my brake from time to time to make sure that it will work and to prevent something like that from happening. My ZJ did that and I just left it broken. Every few weeks or so I put my car in drive, I put on my handbrake, let go of the gas to make sure that the handbrake is engage then I just take off my handbrake.
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

do you live on a hill or something?
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

im a lazy fawk, so when i get to a long light, ill pull the handbrake, so i dont have to hold on the brake pedal and i call it a handbrake too Ben...we arabs like to pull handbrakes randomly while driving (not in a jeep of course LOL)
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:50 PM
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

I don't use the handbrake on Auto vehicles unless on a serious hill.

I also don't use it on my WK because to use the handbrake on right hand drive versions you just about need to climb out of the driver's seat to reach it! LOL
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

lol, that makes sense... i guess im just a lazy ass haha
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

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im a lazy fawk, so when i get to a long light, ill pull the handbrake, so i dont have to hold on the brake pedal and i call it a handbrake too Ben...we arabs like to pull handbrakes randomly while driving (not in a jeep of course LOL)
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

I use the E-brake any time I park on a hill. Even a small one like my driveway. It keeps stress off the Park pawl in the transmission. The E-brake is there for a reason, use it!
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Re: CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue!

When did you last hear of a park pawl failing?

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im a lazy fawk, so when i get to a long light, ill pull the handbrake, so i dont have to hold on the brake pedal :d
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i don't use the handbrake on auto vehicles unless on a serious hill.

I also don't use it on my wk because to use the handbrake on right hand drive versions you just about need to climb out of the driver's seat to reach it! Lol
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