Mechanics

SELF-ADJUSTING PARKING BRAKES

Jeep Wrangler

I HAVE A 97 JEEP WRANGLER AND I WAS SERVICING THE REAR BRAKES. OF COURSE THE REAR BRAKES ARE DRUMS. THE PROBLEM I COMING ACROSS IS THAT THE ADJUSTING LEVER IS NOT COMING IN TO CONTACT WITH THE WHEEL. NOW I HAVE TAKEN IT TO A HOBBY SHOP WHERE THERE WERE SOME MECH. AND BEING A FORMER MECH MYSELF. WE CAN NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. NOW BEING IMPATIENT AS I AM, I WENT OUT AND GOT A HARDWARE KIT FOR THE PARKING BRAKES AND THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS. THE PROBLEM IS ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE, THE LEFT SIDE TO FINE
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SGTTSAI13
March 28, 2006.



The best advice I can give is to pull both drums and compare. Something is not where it should be. Remember big shoe to the back.
Good hunting and let us know. : )

Tiny
Peppermrj
Mar 28, 2006.
I'VE LOOKED AT BOTH SIDES AND THEY ARE THE SAME, FOR SOME REASON IT SEEMS THAT THE CABLE APPLYING THE TENSION TO THE ADJUSTER LEVER IS TO LONG BUT IT IS THE SAME LENGTH WITH THE OTHER SIDE. JUST TO REMIND YOU I HAD JUST REPLACE THE HARDWARE. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE SHOE BE THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM.

SOMTHING SO SIMPLE, YET SO HARD TO FIGURE OUT

Tiny
SGTTSAI13
Mar 28, 2006.
Yes. If the mounting holes are different for the front shoe than the rear.

Are you sure that you did not mix up the right and left adjusting levers or the right and left adjusting screw mechanisms? The adjusting screw mechanisms are made up of three parts. The round pivot nut (female), The adjusting screw (male) and the socket cap. All are either rights or lefts.

Tiny
Peppermrj
Mar 28, 2006.