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chaase68 02-23-2014 08:46 PM

Parking Brake
 
Hey guys! I am having trouble getting a tight emergency brake. I have tried adjusting the adjuster from the back of the rotors through the little opening. Should I just keep trying to turn the adjuster or do you have any other suggestions? I have tried adjusting it a fees times and it feels tight when I test it right away but after moving it feels like it loosens up?

chaase68 02-24-2014 05:20 PM

Re: Parking Brake
 
Do I need to relive tension in the cable before adjusting?

Strongjeff 02-24-2014 07:05 PM

Re: Parking Brake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chaase68 (Post 981572)
Do I need to relive tension in the cable before adjusting?

Yes. So the parking brake must be disengaged before adjustments can be made. After you tighten everything at the rotors then apply the parking brake to check it...

chaase68 02-25-2014 02:56 AM

Re: Parking Brake
 
Awesome thanks I will give it a shot tomorrow!

brentwoodkris 02-27-2014 02:09 PM

Re: Parking Brake
 
Pop off your rotors and make sure the pads haven't disconnected from the shoes. Common problem with our WK's. Mine (both sides) released at around 90k miles and had to have the shoes replaced because they literally burned up.

Madanio24 03-01-2014 11:42 PM

Re: Parking Brake
 
I have 140k and my parking brakes are still perfect! Had to adjust them though. Never worked since I got the jeep. There's a lot of pad left

chaase68 03-03-2014 07:38 PM

Re: Parking Brake
 
Fix it the hardware on the one side broke and the pad was disengaged my fault for not replacing the hardware when I replaced the shoes.


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