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Old 10-29-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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help!

well, i got a new jeep yesterday.. 93 4x4.

i was worried it might not start this morning because the snow started last night... but she fired right up.

problem is, i cant get it out of the driveway lol.

my driveway is slanted.. and i pulled straight in last night.

so this morning i went to back down the driveway, released the parking brake, and the light stayed on. the parking brake released all the way, but then pulled back in a little bit.

so i thought.. hm must be a little frozen or something.. and backed out .

once i got down i put it in 1st and tried to go, but hey wait.. the parking brake is back on..

so i pulled the release and it did the same thing. popped, but then went back in just enough to keep the light on.

cannot pull foward in 2wd. she moves foward a tad, but acts like the brake is stuck on. when i pull foward in 4low or hi, the parking brake sets itself. i have to manually hold the foot lever up.

so i held it up, and got her back in the driveway.

so im thinking the brake is stuck or frozen maybe?
what should i do and or look for?


luckily pt got cancelled this morning so i dont go in until 9. im going to go pull my wifes car out and put the jeep in the garage to thaw out..

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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well, i got a new jeep yesterday.. 93 4x4.

i was worried it might not start this morning because the snow started last night... but she fired right up.

problem is, i cant get it out of the driveway lol.

my driveway is slanted.. and i pulled straight in last night.

so this morning i went to back down the driveway, released the parking brake, and the light stayed on. the parking brake released all the way, but then pulled back in a little bit.

so i thought.. hm must be a little frozen or something.. and backed out .

once i got down i put it in 1st and tried to go, but hey wait.. the parking brake is back on..

so i pulled the release and it did the same thing. popped, but then went back in just enough to keep the light on.

cannot pull foward in 2wd. she moves foward a tad, but acts like the brake is stuck on. when i pull foward in 4low or hi, the parking brake sets itself. i have to manually hold the foot lever up.

so i held it up, and got her back in the driveway.

so im thinking the brake is stuck or frozen maybe?
what should i do and or look for?


luckily pt got cancelled this morning so i dont go in until 9. im going to go pull my wifes car out and put the jeep in the garage to thaw out..
The e-brake is connected to your back brakes via a cable. The cable runs under the body and then splits to the rear wheel. Sounds like the previous owner didn't use it too much and it got jammed up on you.

Get a can of WD-40, PB Blaster or CRC and get under the Jeep and locate the cable and spray the area where it splits. This area is notorious for corrosion. There is also a spring on the assembly that keeps tension on the cable, make sure it's doing it job. Release the brake lever and using a pair of vice grip pliers, try to pull the cable back (towards the rear of the Jeep) to release the tension on the brakes.

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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ok

isolated the problem. i got underneath and it seems where the cable splits the assembly is pretty rusty. if i pull on the side that goes to the pass. side it pulls and releases, and i can hear the brake working.

if i pull the side to the drivers side its already really tight and does nothing.

so tomorrow ill be taking out the floor jack and taking the wheel off.

what should i look for, and can i adjust the tension there? the bolt where the split is is rusted out and the nuts not going anywhere.

thanks.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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i would suggest using PBlaster it penatrates really well. but you have to be patient. soak the nuts in pblaster, let it sit for a few hours so it fullly penetrates then try. you might want to consider getting a nother non rusty nut. or at least clean the rust off really well before putting it back on. wd-40 is good, but in my opnion pblaster si better.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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but so when i get this wheel off, how do i release the parking brake if its stuck on.

or do i even need to take the wheel off?

i tried just pulling on the cable before the split.. pulling towards the rear of the truck but didnt work.
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The entire cable assembly needs to move freely. If you are having binding issues on the wheel, I would suggest disassembling the rear shoe and remove the cable. The cable is easier to lubricate if it's disconnected and you won't wind up spraying the shoes with oil...(not good for braking).
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The entire cable assembly needs to move freely. If you are having binding issues on the wheel, I would suggest disassembling the rear shoe and remove the cable. The cable is easier to lubricate if it's disconnected and you won't wind up spraying the shoes with oil...(not good for braking).

ok got it.

i jacked up that wheel, and when i did it rotated foward about 30 degrees.

let the jack down and put it in neutral. rolled fine.

started it up and checked 2w 4wh and w4l and all are good.

i put on the ebrake like 20 times to see if it binded again and it worked great, but im thinking if i park it on an incline again i might run into problems again.

im going to replace the assembly where it ts, along with lubing it all when i do the rear brakes next month.

anyways thanks for the help!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:56 AM   #8
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Before you go and spend all that cash to replace the cables, I would suggest you try to restore the one you have. Simply disconnect the cables and soak them in a bucket of kerosene or some light oil.

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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your the man. i would have just bought new ones.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:14 AM   #10
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I want to install a set of lockers front and rear on my tj sport dana 44 rear and 30 front my jeep is a daily driver and a weekend warrior I really need some advice on wich way to go elec, air, limited slip, cable, and wich one for wich axle
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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IMO - for a DD, go with an air locker. They are much more forgiving in winter conditions.

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