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Old 12-06-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Emergency Brake

hey my emergency brake wont hold my jeep by itself on medium inclines. what do i need to replace?

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Old 12-06-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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nothing, put it in gear, mine deos the same thing

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Old 12-06-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Adjust the cable that connects the E Brake the the rear brakes. Over time the cable stretches, and it won't work as well as it did when it was brand new.

I'm not sure how on Jeeps yet, but on my other cars I have had, there is a screw on the cable near or on the rear brake caliper/drum.
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yeah it is there, in know how, but tis COMPLETEY rusted

anyways it is a behind ur t case about a foot or two attached to the body, right in the middle its a silver bracket adn a rust colored rest of it haha
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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this happened to mine too ....i later found out that my rear brakes needed to be replaced

after you get sand in them it pretty much acts like sand paper against the pads
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:34 PM   #6
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I've seen where to tighten it on mine, but haven't. Need to though. Get underneath, its clearly visible. Its a threaded deal on the emergency brake cable assembly.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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Anyone wanna diagram this adjustment screw please
This was something on the report of the car im thinking of buying, must be a common problem and my driveway is like a 55 degree slope!
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my driveway is really steep too, i just pull ti al the way up and put ti in gear, even if its not in gear it doesnt start to roll unless you kick it (dont ask!)
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my driveway is really steep too, i just pull ti al the way up and put ti in gear, even if its not in gear it doesnt start to roll unless you kick it (dont ask!)
Please, no one ask...
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my driveway is really steep too, i just pull ti al the way up and put ti in gear, even if its not in gear it doesnt start to roll unless you kick it (dont ask!)
So how do you know!?

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Oh man, I asked you NOT to ask, now we'll all have to read his ignorant story, I can feel our group IQ dropping already, just knowing it's coming!

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:23 AM   #13
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well it was the first day i got home and my dad was like u cant jsut put the e brak eon it could go down the hill, you have to put it in gear, i was like idk , so eh was int he jeepa nd i gave it a good kick and low and behold it started to roll, now i always remember to put it in gear
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:50 AM   #14
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do you have rear drum brakes? if so, you can turn the adjustment screw in the drum brake to push the pads outward. this will also give you a good chance to look at the brake shoes to see if they're worn out.
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it looks like you could barely clear a brick in that bucket
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do you have rear drum brakes? if so, you can turn the adjustment screw in the drum brake to push the pads outward. this will also give you a good chance to look at the brake shoes to see if they're worn out.

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I just did this last weekend.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:17 PM   #18
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the rear disc rubicons also use a drum E brake, inside the disc brake rotor. This system also has an adjustment gear. Ive always been taught to use the adjustment screw on the cable (the one mentioned earlier in the thread) as a last resort, and the adjustment gear in the drum assembly first

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