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Old 10-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Emergency Brake Questions

Hey fellow Jeep owners!

Just bought my first ever Wrangler yesterday. It is a 2009 Wrangler Sahara,4 door, manual trans, with 83k on the odo.
Anyway, I drove it home and parked in the driveway then the Jeeps starts Rollin. My driveway is a steep incline by the way. Read the manual and it said to put the manual tranny in first when parking steep.
I pulled the E-brake all the way up and put it in first. Jeep seems to be fine, however, it just keeps making this creaking noise while parked. I decided after a while to just pull the Jeep to the bottom of the driveway.
Anyone know if this E Brake is a simple fix? Since I bought it certified Used, it has a three month warranty. Maybe I can claim it on warranty? Or if it is a simple fix, could someone let me know?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with my 2011 2dr sport. Took it to the dealership and they claimed I wasn't pulling it up all the way. I'm interested as we'll.

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Old 10-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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Mine does same thing, shop said, its broken, broken, pieces missing on emergency brake, needs fixing, sometimes just the cable adjustment but if that dont work, probally needs replacing like mine. been leaving in gear for over a year, but $400 for e brake fixing at dealer gonna wait, just got my 2007 jeep wrangler out of shop. the idler pulley was making a winding noise for good couple years, along with altenator, all covered under an extended warranty, but the clock spring sensor which is a fortune in itself and ebrake are not covered.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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I've noticed over the last few years that people have started calling it the "E brake" or the "emergency brake".
It's always been the "PARKINGBRAKE". And if you always use it, it'll help save on the wear and tear of the transmission.
Never activate the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion.....
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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U adjust it at the rear drums. Remove the small rubber piece on the inside of the rear drum and move the adjustment wheel until its tight...but not too tight of course! Kinda like the old school drums. They need adjustment pretty frequently.

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