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Ever adjust your parking brake?

It's time for me to adjust the little bastard as I find I have to pull waaaay up on the handle for it to engage, and on steep hills the jeep still moves slightly. Any of you guys ever do this? I havent researched yet I just figured someone would have played with it before. TAI
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Never adjusted it because I don't use it.
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Aww come on Joe you must have put it on once or twice on all those epic offroad trips you go on
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Maybe once when I parked on that pebble in the movie parking lot.
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Lmao, i havent adjusted it.

But, I do use it everytime, it's become a habit
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

I noticed mine needs adjustment as well! few months ago i thought it was because i needed new rear pads so once i put them on, i still had to pull the lever all the way up! So, i need to know myself so i can getRdone!
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

You're not supposed to have to adjust, but I did it to improve the emergency braking. You have to pull the rear rotors and take a screwdriver and turn the little star adjuster on the inner drum type brake shoes. Not too much of course.
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

It usually needs to be adjusted because the cables will stretch some..the star adjustment will not work for this.. there should be another adjustment bolt up by the handle somewhere...
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Make sure there is no oil/gunk on the pads if adjusting it doesnt work. I had to clean mine because it was full of dirty oil and it made it slippery, I also replaced the pads while I was at it.
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

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It usually needs to be adjusted because the cables will stretch some..the star adjustment will not work for this.. there should be another adjustment bolt up by the handle somewhere...
The service manual doesn't show any other adjustment other than the stars, at least as far as I can tell.
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

I got mine adjusted when I first got it.

I use it all the time, unless the ground is totally flat. Just don't like putting all that strain on the transmission...
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Re: Ever adjust your parking brake?

Yeah I never not use the ebrake on a hill.. ever hear the clunk trying to get it outta park? Forgetaboutit

---------- Post added at 12:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:37 PM ----------

That being said, if you're adjusting it yourself make sure it doesn't rub the rotor when you're done.
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