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Old 06-11-2019, 12:36 PM
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Hey all, tried posting this elsewhere and received no responses. I recently replaced my parking brake pads, springs, etc. on my 2011 JK. I adjusted them as per video and forum instructions using the star knobs on both sides until the rotors slightly dragged. I checked the parking brake handle and it was still going 10 clicks as it did before I replaced everything. I then removed the rotors and adjusted the pads out using the star knobs until both rotors were hard to get back on. I reinstalled the rotors and further adjusted them until they barely moved. I again checked the parking brake handle and was still getting 10 clicks (almost up to the console lid). What am I doing wrong here? From what I've read this is the only way to adjust the handle.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:42 PM
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I can't be the only one that has ever had this problem?
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mpd2434 View Post
I can't be the only one that has ever had this problem?
No you're not. Suggest that you pull out your center console and give the brake mechanism a thorough cleaning. It is probably clogged up with grime. It's a such a frequent occurrence that most folks just give up on the parking brake. I've put a spring in mine to add more counterforce when engaging the brake. Here's a thread with more info than you could possibly want on that parking brake assembly ...

https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/stoc...-study-135255/

EDIT: Skip to post 41. Ron says it can be done with the console in place, so give that a try before pulling the console. If you pull the console, then maybe you'll want to apply the spring mod ...

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/stock...tried-fix.html

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Old 06-12-2019, 05:08 AM
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Thank you for the help, this simple job has turned into a pain in the a$$
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Well it looks like I may either have to do the spring mod or order a new assembly. My brake lever doesn't pop at all like what others are posting and it goes up smoothly to 10 clicks, (right up to the console). I thoroughly sprayed the spring mechanism with brake cleaner and cycled the lever but no difference. My driveway has a very slight incline, I put my jeep in reverse at let it idle backward. At 10 clicks it couldn't stop it until I was out of the driveway and almost across the level part of the street.
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I have the same problem and have been fighting it for years now. I replaced the shoes and adjusted them down as far as I could,and added springs, bungees and wire to tighten everything up on the handle. The springs and bungees worked for a few weeks, then the brake was back to not working. I have not tried brakleen yet, might go try that now. So far nothing has worked and Ive essentially given up. But, every once in a while the brake actually works for some reason. Im baffled
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