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12-12-2011 01:25 PM
sevenservices for you guys w/manuals and no parking brake... I've had 2 instances with different vehicles being in first gear and rolling the engine over backwords. One was a ford ranger and one was a mustang. Both rolled back out of a driveway all along chugging the engine backwords.

I had to start bringing a wheel chuck with me to set behind a tire on anything more than the slightest incline. After sitting for a few the compression will slowly seep out of the cylinders and cause less force to turn it over. By morning, it could be in a large shrub or the yard across the street.
12-12-2011 01:11 PM
farmer_74 I'm glad I seen this post. My 1993 Yj just done this to me the other day. Luckily I hadn't walked off yet and heard it pop and saw it rolling! Needless to say, I just called and scheduled the recall with the local dealer.
12-10-2011 02:26 PM
Raoul
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...it seems I have a faulty parking brake light, completely random it seems, the light decides for itself whether to come on. Brake engaged and turning the car on, no light, just started...thoughts?...
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Originally Posted by Bostonshooligan View Post
My light has the same issue,until i hit a pothole and it goes off
Hey guys, the Brake Light is dual purpose.
It indicates when the Parking Brake is engaged but, it will also come on when there is low brake fluid.

Potholes and hard cornering that cause the light to flicker or stay on intermittently can be a borderline low fluid situation.
11-03-2011 11:58 AM
natedawg3256 Mine is an auto. they will only repair 5sp . Really grinds my gears!
11-03-2011 09:54 AM
loganInaYj first off if your on a incline, you do know your supose to leave vehicle in gear for that exact reason? haha the recall is for all YJ models. my e brake had a sticker on it when i got it stating it was serviced by chrysler. mine works fine.
11-03-2011 09:07 AM
Dallas The recall work has been done on my jeep and the E-brake still doesn't work. Pops out when engaged. Found out the hard way right after I bought it. A day after the purchase i parked it in front of my house with the E-brake on... Was in the house for about 30 seconds, came out the front door and my jeep was in my neighbors yard! I almost s**t my pants. Missed his car by about two feet but did not miss his mailbox.

I now put it in first every time
11-03-2011 06:59 AM
ssshane Good info! I just sent them an email with my VIN asking if mine has been serviced. I have only had my 95 YJ for about two months. Thanks
10-05-2011 08:14 AM
BDK
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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
I Honestly dont think my 95 has had it repaired, but will check on it.

Thanks for sharing!
Go to Jeeps website and the customer service link. Go to recalls and put in your VIN number and it will pull your Jeeps info if it has been serviced or not.

They will service it!
10-04-2011 10:37 PM
yj93ben
apologies

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Originally Posted by yj93ben View Post
As a respose to all those who have said "you shouldn't trust a parking brake". They are absolutely correct. However, I still want mine functioning correctly. I have found myself needing to winch out of a issues, and without a parking brake it would have been very difficult, at best.

Xpress, You have obviously never found your self a$$ deep in an issue where you needed your Jeep running and to be hooking up a winch rope/cable at the same time. Parking brakes are important to those of us with manual transmissions.

The last organized Jeepin' event I went to, it was a requirement to have a functional parking brake. It had to kill the Jeep when you let the clutch out, or if your an automatic, it couldn't move when you hit the gas. Or you weren't going on the trail run.

They are needed.
Xpress, I apologize. I didn't notice you don't have a winch. Sorry.
10-04-2011 10:16 PM
yj93ben As a respose to all those who have said "you shouldn't trust a parking brake". They are absolutely correct. However, I still want mine functioning correctly. I have found myself needing to winch out of a issues, and without a parking brake it would have been very difficult, at best.

Xpress, You have obviously never found your self a$$ deep in an issue where you needed your Jeep running and to be hooking up a winch rope/cable at the same time. Parking brakes are important to those of us with manual transmissions.

The last organized Jeepin' event I went to, it was a requirement to have a functional parking brake. It had to kill the Jeep when you let the clutch out, or if your an automatic, it couldn't move when you hit the gas. Or you weren't going on the trail run.

They are needed.
10-04-2011 09:36 PM
DILLIGAF I Honestly dont think my 95 has had it repaired, but will check on it.

Thanks for sharing!
10-04-2011 09:26 PM
Cade I had this recall performed on my '95 about seven years ago. Have not had a problem with it disengaging itself after the fix.
10-04-2011 09:24 PM
DILLIGAF Also, why the hell would you only trust your parking brake?? EVERY drivers education manual tells you to put the vehicle in 1st or into the Parking gear and THEN apply the parking brake.[/QUOTE]

Probably wanted to leave it running to open the gate to the huntin lodge,
or needed to because like ours,
The hill in front of ours is too steep for 1st gear to hold,and need the brake too! jeep likes to creep away while your fiddling with the damn combo lock...
"by by jeep
10-04-2011 09:10 PM
chaseme68 I think i will have to have mine checked also, i plan on letting others know about this also, thanks
10-04-2011 08:51 PM
SirCanni I just had the dealer fix my parking brake on my 95 yj and didn't cost a thing. Good idea to get this done if you haven't yet.
10-04-2011 08:32 PM
Xpress The little grounding pin is the stupidest design ever. Find the wire connecting to the top of the parking brake lever and check it out, mine was dirty. Little sand paper and it works like new.

Also, why the hell would you only trust your parking brake?? EVERY drivers education manual tells you to put the vehicle in 1st or into the Parking gear and THEN apply the parking brake.
10-04-2011 07:57 PM
Bostonshooligan
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Originally Posted by cronz View Post
Called the 800 number for DC that was mentioned above. My parking brake was serviced shortly after the recall along with the catalytic converter which also apparently had a recall on it.

However, since the topic of parking brakes came up, it seems I have a faulty parking brake light, completely random it seems, the light decides for itself whether to come on. Brake engaged and turning the car on, no light, just started...thoughts?

How far does everybody have to push their brake in for it to feel "secure?" I have to almost floor mine to get the brake to hold on anything greater than a 2% grade. Could my cable be wearing out? Or the brake itself?

Thanks!
My light has the same issue,until i hit a pothole and it goes off
10-04-2011 06:26 PM
jkaufman_95 Thanks, just sent this along to my buddy with a 95 yj
10-04-2011 06:07 PM
Mitchness
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Originally Posted by cronz View Post
However, since the topic of parking brakes came up, it seems I have a faulty parking brake light, completely random it seems, the light decides for itself whether to come on. Brake engaged and turning the car on, no light, just started...thoughts?
It's probably your parking brake light switch. It's either dirty/rusted or bent/broken. It's pretty easy to access. It's at the pivot of the P-brake pedal. Look and see if the contact is dirty/rusted or bent/broken in a way that would keep it from closing the circuit.

The design itself is bad and when I went to get a new one they gave me a different design. The old one has the spring under tension when the pedal is engaged whereas the new one puts the spring under tension when it's disengaged... or vice versa (can't remember at the moment).
10-04-2011 05:27 PM
cronz Called the 800 number for DC that was mentioned above. My parking brake was serviced shortly after the recall along with the catalytic converter which also apparently had a recall on it.

However, since the topic of parking brakes came up, it seems I have a faulty parking brake light, completely random it seems, the light decides for itself whether to come on. Brake engaged and turning the car on, no light, just started...thoughts?

How far does everybody have to push their brake in for it to feel "secure?" I have to almost floor mine to get the brake to hold on anything greater than a 2% grade. Could my cable be wearing out? Or the brake itself?

Thanks!
10-04-2011 05:08 PM
quadrophine the p brake broke on my 90 does that mean they will replace it for me? Or is it just one part. And as a general rule you should always leave it in gear. 1st if your facing uphill or reverse if your facing downhill.
10-04-2011 04:50 PM
yj93ben
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Originally Posted by Bostonshooligan View Post
Ive been having alot of issues with my parking break,so at the moment i was just avoid parking on hill,looks like im not the only one
I have a 93, and I'm not the original owner. Bought it a couple of years later. Chysler contacted me through a VIN search and found my address and sent me a voucher for the replacement of the parking brake unit. From what I've read it was only for model years 1990 thru 1995.

Here is a good website to check your vehicles for recalls;

Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
10-04-2011 02:53 PM
Bostonshooligan
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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Rule of thumb, never trust the parking brake alone, always put it in gear.
Exactly what saves me
10-04-2011 06:01 AM
4Jeepn Rule of thumb, never trust the parking brake alone, always put it in gear.
10-04-2011 05:44 AM
Bostonshooligan Ive been having alot of issues with my parking break,so at the moment i was just avoid parking on hill,looks like im not the only one
10-04-2011 05:15 AM
Tacticalrun
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Originally Posted by Benjamen
Hmm I had that happen to my old 88 YJ. My father parked it on a hill to open a gate and the parking link broke. It proceeded to down hill 500 yards and flip end over end 6-7 times. Needless to say it was totaled...
I'll have to be careful I just bought a 88 YJ.
05-24-2011 03:31 PM
Benjamen Hmm I had that happen to my old 88 YJ. My father parked it on a hill to open a gate and the parking link broke. It proceeded to down hill 500 yards and flip end over end 6-7 times. Needless to say it was totaled...
05-15-2011 08:08 PM
Shelby427 If it is a recall it has to be open until all affected units are repaired, as WH stated.

I can remember doing a recall on a 59 Eldorado back in the mid 70's, when I worked for Caddy.


Sounds like the "For limited time only" bit is just a nudge to get folks to have it done.
05-15-2011 05:33 PM
Wrangler Haven The recall is still available and despite what they told you it will continue to be available for all YJ's until performed. It is a liability for Chrysler and legally they must honor it. It affects all models including the Renegade. I advise all owners to call their local dealership & confirm their vehicle is up to date on recalls. I had this recall done in 2002 on my '91, and again on a recently bought '92. The previous owner apparently had no idea about the recall and suffered with a broken parking brake for years.
A common problem with this recall however, is the mechanic's failure to properly reconnect the fuel pump ground wire which grounds at the parking brake. This results in intermittent engine operation. This has happened to me and is difficult to diagnose.
05-15-2011 03:26 PM
95YamJam Honestly I don't want any dealer touching anything I own. My parking brake is so rusted up they would tack on a few hundred extra for all the crap.

I just make sure she's in 1st.
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