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Old 01-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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First off my parking brake doesn't work. It hasn't for as long as I've owned the jeep. So I've always left the jeep in first gear or reverse when parking it. Never had a problem. Today I drove it in the snow and tried to get up my girlfriends driveway (I think I tried like 5 times). I slid into the ditch once and her dad helped pull me out. Then I was just going to park at the bottom of her driveway, which is a hill, but couldn't. I would stop, shut the jeep off, leave it in gear and ease off the brake. But then it would go "creak....creak....creak..." And it would drift back an inch or two each time. But it wasn't sliding. The tires were spinning then stopping. If it was in gear, it shouldn't do this right? What's going on here?

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
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Did you accidentally knock your differential shifter into Neutral somehow? If you did the tranny wouldn't engage the pumpkins (differential) and allow it to roll. Either that or are you fully in gear? Sometimes mine feels like it's in reverse but I have to jam it back further because the syncros are wacky. Try shifting 5 to R and see if it locks or 2nd to 1st. Also make sure you hold the clutch in when trying to shift in gear, sometimes when the engine is off I can't jam mine in gear for some reason (probably synchros).

PS- my parking brake sucks even though I got it fixed, when I bought it only the driver's wheel brake engaged, now the passenger does but not fully. If I park on a steep incline it will slowly drift downhill sometimes. I usually chuck the wheels with a 4x4 piece of post or a cinder block just to be safe. Logs work too.

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No e brake and parked in gear it's the compression in the engine that holds it in place.

Leaks down engine moves to next compression cycle and stops.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #4
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^^^^^^^^ this.... for sure.....
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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Have you adjusted the p-brake? Really easy to do if all the cables are hooked up.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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mine has never worked , if on a hill i park with the tires fully turned the way i would want it to roll if it did, and i keep it in low and 1st, i also have a block big enough to hold my 33s..no problems yet..
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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First off my parking brake doesn't work. It hasn't for as long as I've owned the jeep. So I've always left the jeep in first gear or reverse when parking it. Never had a problem. Today I drove it in the snow and tried to get up my girlfriends driveway (I think I tried like 5 times). I slid into the ditch once and her dad helped pull me out. Then I was just going to park at the bottom of her driveway, which is a hill, but couldn't. I would stop, shut the jeep off, leave it in gear and ease off the brake. But then it would go "creak....creak....creak..." And it would drift back an inch or two each time. But it wasn't sliding. The tires were spinning then stopping. If it was in gear, it shouldn't do this right? What's going on here?
FYI , Jeep had a recall on the E brake for certain model years, including the 95. I had a 95, got the e brake fixed. Received a notice in the mail of the recall and jeep reimbursed the cost since I already had it fixed. Just looked on the government recall website. Here is the recall info:

Report Receipt Date: FEB 07, 2002
NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V041000
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)

  • JEEPWRANGLER1990-1995







Details

6 Associated Documents


Manufacturer: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION

SUMMARY:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE PARKING BRAKE CAN SELF-RELEASE WITHOUT WARNING. CONSEQUENCE:

THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. REMEDY:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PARKING BRAKE ASSEMBLY WITH A STRONGER PAWL RETURN SPRING. OWNER NOTIFICATON BEGAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. NOTES:

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. B03ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:47 PM   #8
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X2 on that recall. Had my 90 fixed a few years Back at the dealership for free.

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