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Old 12-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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parking break wont stop my jeep

Can someone tell me how to adjust my park break or do I have to get new rear break pads . Oh yea its a 95 yj 2.5. Thanks

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Old 12-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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First adjust the rear drum brakes.

Then if you still need to adjust the e brake drivers side just in front if the axle you will see where both cables hook into one cable. There is two nuts

Back off the first nut and then tighten the second nut until the cable has tension. Adjust to how you like.

Should hold

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Old 12-31-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll do that tomorrow
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
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First make sure that your rear brakes are adjusted properly, adjust the star adjusters inside the rear drums so that there is a little drag when turning the rear wheels. Just so you can barely hear them toucking when turning the rear wheels. Then if necessary adjust the E-brake cables.
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If your brakes break, they will not stop you...., but cleaning and adjusting will help.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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If your brakes break, they will not stop you...., but cleaning and adjusting will help.
so...if i read you correctly...a broken brake is just the bad breaks?

and...is a hand brake the same as a foot brake vs. a hand break or foot break that requires an orthopedic surgeon?

...when stepping on the the brake, your life is in your foot's hands...
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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^ see, he gets it ^
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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See im having the same issue but mine is the cause of my own stupidity, i warmed up tge engine, and pulled the break and thought it unlatched and went down the road, and got home n found out it was still set, the brakes are new. I can barely touch them and stop better than some sport cars lol but bow when i set the E brake it still rolls. So im curious if i could just tighten the cable on this
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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Since we're on the subject, what do I do if the adjuster in the drums won't turn? It's stuck. Plus the cable adjuster is messed up, one side is tight and the other is wayyy loose. And the adjustment nuts on that are rusted.
Do I need a new adjustment linkage? And do I need new adjusters in the rear drums?

Sorry if I'm hijacking.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:57 AM   #10
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As long as you are working on the parking brake system you might want to check with your Jeep dealer to see if it is covered under the parking brake pedal recall. My brothers '95 unlatched and rolled into a nearby car. Luckily not much damage but could have been a lot worse. Good luck, Dave
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Simon, you can get a hardware kit at most auto parts houses that have every thing in there, sounds like you may need one if yours are rusted badly, and give the rears a good service.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:13 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice. I'll put it on the to-do list. A working parking brake would be nice every once in a while
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:29 PM   #13
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I did as most stated above. I checked my rear brakes, cleaned and adjusted and then, adjusted the nut on the cable to fine tune. Got a better parking brake now. Make sure the parking brake cables move freely. Sometimes they can rust inside the cable. You can pull down on the adjuster and see if they are moving. Did that make sense?

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