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Old 05-18-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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E-Brake adjusting

I drove with my e-brake on for a bit and now its like a wet noodle. Has anyone re-adjusted the cable on an 03 rubi? Is it pretty easy?

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I am interested in this too. I have to pull mine all the way up to the last notch to get it to hold at all.

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Your parking brake drum shoes might have become so worn by driving with the parking brake on that they need to be replaced which also creates slack in the drum brake system. I'd look at the brake shoes and if there's enough shoe thickness left on them, adjust the drum brakes so the shoes are closer to the drum but not creating drag. And then if that's not quite enough, then slightly tighten the parking brake cable.
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Jerry is right (as usual). Check the shoes and if they are OK, you can adjust the brake by locating the adjusting nut just above the rear drive shaft. I just hold the bracket that the rear cables go through with a vice grip and then use a ratcheting box wrench to tighten the cable. Don't tighten it to tight. When the parking brake is released there should be a little slack in the cables going to the park brakes themselves.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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anyone have pictures of this nut? is it the same for a 99 tj?
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