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Old 12-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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e brakes on F8.8 swap crappy

Finished my F8.8 swap into my 200TJ, runs great, brakes great, no vibes. Only issue is the e brake. I have it close to maximally adjusted, and the e brake handle reaches the top of the center console (just). The e brakes engage, but are not 100%, more like 60%. I have to park it in gear, especially on hills.
I noticed the adjuster is not straight and one e brake cable is pulled longer than the other. Any suggestions? Could I have stretched the cable? They were brand new on this ECGS axle.
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Well 1st off you should always park it in gear with w stick shift. NEVER trust the e-brake. Maybe the brakes vs the cable needs adjustment.. Sorry, not much help, as I never use the e-brake in my jeeps. Don't trust them.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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im having the same issue with my e-brake on the 8.8, just installed. As soon as im feeling motivated ill pull the brakes apart and inspect them.
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Did you adjust the e brake through the back side of the drum first. its been so long I think it had a hole for the adjuster didn't it or am I just getting old and losing it . I do know mine works better than with the 35 and I have plenty of adjustment left.
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