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Parking Brake Adjustment?

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Offline rob_jones

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Parking Brake Adjustment?
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:50:21 AM »
Could someone walk me through the process of adjusting the parking brake on a TJ? I have the cable as tight as it will go, but the brake barely holds. Isn't there also an adjustment in the brake shoes?

Offline James G.

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 11:31:28 AM »
Get with Robert McEwen. He doesn't get on here much because he only uses his phone and isn't really technologically inclined.
GET OVER IT!!!

Offline Waternut

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
Maybe the self adjusting screw on the drums is seized and/or your shoes are toast... Both are fairly common. Start by pulling the drums off and have a quick look. If the drums slide on and off with no resistance, they aren't adjusted properly. Maybe even click the parking brake pedal halfway down and see if the drums still come off just to be sure.

Offline TJ Todd

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 12:06:12 PM »
Come over I'll show u in person

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 08:21:10 AM »
Thanks, Todd! I'll take you up on that offer.

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 11:40:32 AM »
Thanks, Todd! I'll take you up on that offer.
Still got my #?

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 08:02:02 AM »
Parking brake is working great now. Thanks, Todd!

Offline ColoTJ

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 08:58:32 PM »
Guess I’ll need Todd’s help too!!


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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 03:18:15 PM »
Bring it on!

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Offline ColoTJ

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 09:10:48 PM »
Bring it on!

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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 11:24:13 AM »
I want in on the TJ/LJ parking brake wrenching party!


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Re: Parking Brake Adjustment?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 04:29:00 PM »
I want in on the TJ/LJ parking brake wrenching party!


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