Emergency brake

Tiny
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  • 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Emergency brake not working put new shoes on adjusted them up properly and cables are still hooked to actuator, but when I pull handle to put brake on nothing happens the shoes do not open up to put brake on. I am not sure how that actuator works could it be seized? If so is there a way to free it up to get it working again? Thanks.
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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 AT 3:43 PM

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Tiny
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When you apply the parking brake does handle move? Have someone apply while you watch to see if cables move. Or remove cable at brake and apply does cable move?
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 10:27 AM
Tiny
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Took back shoes off and actuator was seized now my cable has gone forward and I cannot get a hold of it to hook it back up how can I get the cable to come out a little further to hook it back up without taking console all apart. Thanks
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 11:19 AM
Tiny
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No need to remove console to adjust only to replace. Follow cables to equalizer find nuts loosen to gain slack attach re-tighten until up have a parking brake at at five clicks of handle.
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 12:56 PM
Tiny
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I removed equalizer that is when cable went ahead and I cannot get a hold of it to pull some out so I can reattach it-so is there any way I can get a hold of it with out taking console apart. Thank you.
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Ouch, cannot think how to do this without removing console.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 9:19 AM

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