|01-02-2013 04:01 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 03:50 PM|
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.
|12-31-2012 02:30 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 02:02 PM|
|12-31-2012 01:42 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 01:35 PM|
|Moabrubi||How tight is it? There should be some drag on the wheels when you turn them.|
|12-31-2012 01:23 PM|
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