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01-02-2013 05:01 PM
K9HDLR There's a piece of metal that springs down on the star to keep from backing off. You need to lift it slightly with a thin/small flat tip screw driver while turning the star to loosen.
01-02-2013 04:50 PM
ygohome Hi again,

Yeah, there is a star adjuster on my setup. The e-brake uses shoes in the hat/drum... but the brake pedal uses the disc/rotor and pads. Anyways, I went too far with tightening the star adjuster. The jeep would roll back when the e-brake was applied, so I overcompensated by tightening too much because I didn't want it to roll back while parked on the trail (even with it in gear, too much to risk if it slipped out into neutral).

I'll try using a screwdriver again to back off the star a few turns. I always seem to screw up a simple job like this. lol.

Thanks,

Ben

I'll try
12-31-2012 03:30 PM
DevilDogDoc My Explorer rear discs don't have the adjuster arm but I don't know how the Jeep version works, but since he can't back them off it seemed like something is jamming them up...
12-31-2012 03:02 PM
tangofox007
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc View Post
With the plug out use a skinny screwdriver to lift the arm off of the adjuster star and back it off a few turns if it's too tight.
Disc brakes; no self-adjuster lever.

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Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
How tight is it? There should be some drag on the wheels when you turn them.
According to the FSM, there should be no drag from the parking brake.

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Originally Posted by ygohome View Post

Should I dissassemble the brake hat/drum or is there an easier way?
That's probably the easier option. Unless the shoes are too tight to permit rotor removal; in that case, you will need to rotate the star wheel in the opposite direction.
12-31-2012 02:42 PM
DevilDogDoc With the plug out use a skinny screwdriver to lift the arm off of the adjuster star and back it off a few turns if it's too tight.
12-31-2012 02:35 PM
Moabrubi How tight is it? There should be some drag on the wheels when you turn them.
12-31-2012 02:23 PM
ygohome
overtightened rear brake adjuster...

2004 Rubicon D44 with disc/drum hybrid (drum for the emergency brake)

I think I overtightened the rear brake adjuster. But now I can't seem to reverse the star adjuster to correct it.

Should I dissassemble the brake hat/drum or is there an easier way? Thanks

Ben

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