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Old 09-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation E-Brake *Not Holding* ?

My house is on a hill and inevitably my jeep is parked on a hill in the driveway. I have noticed that my e-break is NOT holding my Jeep. if i get into my jeep and start it, as soon as soon as i push my clutch in I immediately roll back no matter how hard i pull on the E-Brake it wont hold when i park. BUT if im rolling and i yank the ebrake it will slam on the brakes. I dont like that my tranny/engine is holding my jeep and NOT the ebrake

What gives?

2012 JK sport S with 2,035 miles. is there an adjustment I can do or do i need to take it into the stealer?

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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wheel chocks.

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Some seem to hold better than others, but it should hold after 3-4 clicks max. I would take it in.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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There is a line tensioner. Idk where it would be on yours I have a tj and it is under my jeep behind the transmission skid plate.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Since its new, take it to the dealer and make them adjust it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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Gotta love thy warranty make the idiots look at it
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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On the JK do not adjust the line as previous year Jeeps. The JK uses a parking shoe inside the brake rotor. They must be adjusted independently, preferably while sliding the rotor on and off to check adjustment. All it takes is forgetting to release the parking brake one time and driving for a short distance to glaze/wear the shoes and require adjustment.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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Gotta love thy warranty make the idiots look at it
Thats offensive as I used to be a line tech for years. I am in no way a idiot. I no longer repair vehicles as I work in aerospace now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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Google it. I'm sure you will find a detailed write up with pictures.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
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It's really easy to adjust. You just pull the caliper mount off, use a brake spoon, pull the plug on the back of the rotor and adjust the brakes individually

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...ake-adjustment

Don't go to a dealer if you can do it yourself in 25% of the time
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #11
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Mine is not holding very well, had it in and they said it was adjusted to the max. Guess I will make them a video.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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It's really easy to adjust. You just pull the caliper mount off, use a brake spoon, pull the plug on the back of the rotor and adjust the brakes individually

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Maintenance Emergency/Parking Hand Brake Adjustment

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Thanks for the write-up. I took mine in to have it looked at and they told me it holds on a 30 degree incline and did nothing. . Basically it just holds on that last click. They also told me it was basically one free time to look at it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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actually, coincidently my left soft top latch decided to break off when I went to attach it tonight so i guess im going into the dealer one way or another

thanks for your advice guys! Good to know that its easy to adjust!
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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@SilverSport - I just found your write-up. Thanks for taking all the pictures and labeling them. Great Job
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/how...ke-165640.html

I also found another one here How to adjust your parking brake! - JeepForum.com
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:06 PM   #15
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they replaced mine last week for similar symptoms.

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