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Old 01-29-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Emergency Brake on 2013

Does anyone else find that you really have to pull the Emergency brake hard/really high up to get it to actually work or is this normal? I have a 2013 Sport Wrangler 6 speed manual.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:22 AM   #2
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take it to the dealer. it should not be out of adjustment that soon.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Blastek

Yah, I didn't think that was normal. I will definitely take it to the Dealer.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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i had the same problem with my 2012, took it in, they adjusted it free of charge
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:41 AM   #5
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2013 JKR here and no problem with my emergency brake. My only gripe is the center console is kind of in the way.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:28 AM   #6
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Hmmm. My driveway has a slight incline and when use my EB, I still get a bit of a jolt backwards. '13, JKS with 300 miles.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #7
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Mine rolls backwards if I'm on an incline and I set the brake. I have to release it and reapply and then it seems to work.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:30 AM   #8
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e-brake

Mine's the same way, have to really pull it up hard to get it to hold !!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #9
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Put it in gear thats what i do
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:09 AM   #10
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Mine's the same way, have to really pull it up hard to get it to hold !!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #11
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My 2013 is the same, really have to pull it up all the way for it to work.+1 leave it in gear!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #12
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Put in gear pull the brake turn the jeep off is what I do. I still have to pull real high on my eb. 2012 Jk sport 5k miles
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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Yeah my 12 is pretty loose as well, you really have to pull it hard, and then it will slip out at times. It is on my short list of things to get fixed at the next service.
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i had mine adjusted at 4k miles. apparently it was full of mud...... i said no way
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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3 or 4 clicks does it on my 10. I would take it in.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #16
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I pull mine decently hard. I leave it in gear but I want it to sit on the brake and not the transmission. If I pull it harder I can probably get 4-5 more clicks. Definitely always use the brake on a manual. All it takes is you or your dog/wife/kids to bump the shifter out of gear and your jeep will start rolling.

My dog did this on me last summer. Luckily no one was coming as the jeep went across the street and onto my neighbors lawn
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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a common issue though is people really muscle the lever and yank it up. if you keep doing this you will stretch the cable or cause it to slip. then it barely works. parking on a flat surface in a manual does not require E brake. just leave it in first.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #18
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Mine is the same way.

The adjuster is a PITA to get to on these axles because the caliper brakets are in the way. I find that the best thing to do is manually adjust them when you do your tire rotations in the driveway. While the rear wheels are off, you can pull the calipers and drums if necessary and get the parking brake adjusted nice and snug.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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SilverSport has a great write-up here on adjusting the parking brake:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/how...ml#post2455363

Mine was funky from day 1. Sometimes it would stop at 2-3 clicks and hold the jeep. Other times it would stop at two clicks, then make a popping sound and it would only hold the jeep on the maximum setting. It was replaced under warranty and the new one has been solid since. I think the bracket that holds the cable to the hand mechanism is weak.
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Does anyone else find that you really have to pull the Emergency brake hard/really high up to get it to actually work or is this normal? I have a 2013 Sport Wrangler 6 speed manual.

Thanks,

Kim
My 2012 was like that from the factory, and kept getting looser. Took it in at around 8k, the dealer tightened it up, and it's been good since.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #21
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My dealer adjust mine on my 12' cause i told them it wouldn't hold on an incline, I mean even hold in my garage which has a very slight grade. They said it was fine and held on an incline but they adjusted it anyway for me. Took it home and it did the same thing. Only holds on the very last click.

As for people saying to leave it in 1st, that's dandy but what are you supposed to do when you stop to get the mail or something? Can't put it in gear and hop out real quick.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:03 PM   #22
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Our e-breaks are "drum" breaks.. I assume less effective than a disc e-break?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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I don't trust the e-brake at all, especially @ boat ramps... Shut the engine off and leave in 1st with the brake on...

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #24
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SilverSport has a great write-up here on adjusting the parking brake:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/how...ml#post2455363

Mine was funky from day 1. Sometimes it would stop at 2-3 clicks and hold the jeep. Other times it would stop at two clicks, then make a popping sound and it would only hold the jeep on the maximum setting. It was replaced under warranty and the new one has been solid since. I think the bracket that holds the cable to the hand mechanism is weak.
I read that guide before doing mine, but I found that it was almost impossible to do with the wheels still on the vehicle. The adjustment slots are behind the caliper brackets. Unless you've got special tools and Stretch Armstrong arms, you can forget about it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #25
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I hardly ever use my ebrake. And since they are drums, they hold good in one direction. If nose is pointed down the incline, the brake will hold better than if the nose is pointed up. In that direction the weight of the jeep actually applies more pressure, the opposite is true in the other direction. The way you park can be one of the fastest fixes. And if you dont believe me, put your brake on and then go from drive to reverse. It will hold in drive, but not reverse.

Just went and checked mine. 5 clicks, and it holds.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #26
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Could you expound on that. Seems like it is holding the same amount of weight either direction. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #27
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Using my ebrake is a habit from the days when I owned a stick. I have a sloping driveway and my auto 12JK slips a little after ebrake is engaged, in park and brake pedal is released.

Looks like the dealers have been good at fixing under warranty. Will have to add to my list next visit to my dealer
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #28
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Same problem with my 2010 2dr 6 speed manual. My driveway is sloped and when i turn my car on in the morning i have to pull down almost up against the basketball goal at the end of the driveway to make sure it won't go rolling over the retaining wall and fall 12 feet lol. Ive had this problem since it was new, it now has 12,000 miles on it, thinking back i should've gotten it serviced earlier... oh well.
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......the adjuster is a pita to get to on these axles because the caliper brakets are in the way. I find that the best thing to do is manually adjust them when you do your tire rotations in the driveway. While the rear wheels are off, you can pull the calipers and drums if necessary and get the parking brake adjusted nice and snug.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:03 AM   #30
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Woah! Thanks everyone for the awesome responses!! Very helpful!
Seems to be a bit of a common issue,
I will definitely pop by the Dealer to get it tightened up.

Thanks again,

Kim

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