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Old 08-09-2019, 11:08 AM
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Whenever I park on a hill facing upwards, I engage the ebrake and put it in 2nd gear(it will pop out of first). It creeks and very slowly, inch by inch, will move backwards. About 10 minutes later, its 2 feet fartger back than where I parked it. Am I the only one? Why does this happen? It's a bit unnerving. 😅

I find putting it in reverse stops this rolling.

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Mine does this as well, I suspect that it is due to the parking brake cable being stretched out and needing replacement and the parking pads/shoes needing replacement also


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You can adjust the e-brake.
Ours doesn't roll back like that. But it does happen and the factory e-brake has a bad rep for allowing the Jeep to roll. Never rely solely on the e-brake. Even if yours works. One day it may not.
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Mine will creep (I can hear it) very slowly, but never feet. Maybe an inch before the gear rests. BTW, I would opt for Reverse vs 2nd gear.
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I just put a brand new ebrake cable assembly in. My Jeep is over 6000 lbs and the jk ebrake design isn't the best. It would never hold on its own. I just find it odd that is creeps so much being in gear. The transmission gears must be creeping slowly.
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Yeah, reverse seems to be totally movement free.
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Don't have steep stuff around me and my e-brake has been toast for years. Never had my vehicle roll after the clutch is out and brake is off.

I would never put it in reverse on an incline. Decline, always.
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I always put my jeep (or any manual I drive) in gear when I park it, parking break is ONLY to assist with keeping keep in place, not meant to be sole holder.
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4-low and 1st/reverse if there's any incline.

Jack up the rear and see if the parking brake is equally applied to both wheels. Pull the e-brake up a couple notches and check if both wheels are dragging equally
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Good idea. I think I'll try adjusting the parking brake at the wheel and see if that helps also.
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Good idea. I think I'll try adjusting the parking brake at the wheel and see if that helps also.
Yeah, i found that mine wasn't working great because the sides were adjusted differently. It caused only one wheel to fully lock and even then it didn't seem strong (perhaps the slack on the other side was affecting the cable tension.) Good luck with that stupid star adjustment wheel if you're not removing the wheels.
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i've noticed mine will occasionally roll back. I can feel the cable slipping when I pull the ebrake lever. Not sure if I can adjust the tension or would need to replace the cable.
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I always put my jeep (or any manual I drive) in gear when I park it, parking break is ONLY to assist with keeping keep in place, not meant to be sole holder.
The parking brake absolutely is supposed to hold the vehicle in place. If it's not, then it needs adjusting/fixing.
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i've always been told and was taught that when I put the parking break on it should hold the vehicle, yes, but always as a back up measure put the vehicle transmission either in a forward gear or reverse, hence my comment

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