10-29-2008, 06:54 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by speepdaedeesi
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.
It ain't no fun unless you get some of it on you.