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Parking/hand brake adjustment.

I couldnt find a write up on this in the library index.

I referred to the project-jk write up on this , and it states that....

"using a flat head screw driver, push and hold the adjuster level away from the adjuster screw star wheel and then back it off with the brake spoon until it no longer drags when you rotate the Jeeps wheel"

IDK what this even means, anyone hear done this adjustment to their parking brake? I guess I am having a hard time visualizes what you actually have to do once you have the rubber access hold off and the brake spoon in.

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Bump, anyone know?

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I pull off the rotors and adjust it by hand. So I can actually feel the drag on the rotor as i adjust and put the rotor on and off.?The spoon method is like pin the tail on the donkey in the dark. You don't have a good feeling for how much you are actually getting out of it.

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I plan on doing this adjustment tonight, do you need to use a
second screwdriver toback off the adjuster lever or can you just use a brake spoon to turn the star wheel clockwise on the drivers side and counter on the passenger? Also, do you need to bleed your brakes after removing the rear calipers?

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I just use a single screwdriver once the rotor is off, not a difficult process. Do not "remove" the caliper from the Jeep, just take the two 13mm bolts out of the caliper bracket and move the caliper out of the way, then remove the two 18mm? caliper adapter bolts.

Pump your brakes several times once everything is reinstalled before starting the Jeep.

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I don't know what lever needs backing off. Mine has no such thing.

I also adjust with the rotor off. It's a lot easier.
It can be done with everything still on, but it's a little frustrating at times.
The access slot is hard to get to.




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I think that maybe just the manuals have the level, idk im not sure. I guess as i stated before, its a bit difficult to visualize what i actually need to do. But you know that you have made the lever more responsive when their is no drag on the rotor correct?

And turning the star wheel clockwise on the driver side and counter clockwise on the passenger side is the correct way? And typically how many clicks of the starwheel is needed?

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I think that maybe just the manuals have the level, idk im not sure. I guess as i stated before, its a bit difficult to visualize what i actually need to do. But you know that you have made the lever more responsive when their is no drag on the rotor correct?

And turning the star wheel clockwise on the driver side and counter clockwise on the passenger side is the correct way? And typically how many clicks of the starwheel is needed?
I looked at the jk write-up you referenced.
The lever they speak of is the old-style self adjusting lever drum brakes used to have.

My '08 doesn't have that. I have heard that some of the '07s had the self adjusting lever in the parking brake mechanism, but have not actually had it verified by anyone who has had theirs apart.

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I assume turning the star wheel the opposite way will loosen the parking brake?

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I assume turning the star wheel the opposite way will loosen the parking brake?
Correct. I've only done mine once though and can't remember which way tightens or loosens.

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I assume turning the star wheel the opposite way will loosen the parking brake?
Careful, cause it depends on what side of the vehicle you are on. Driver side, you rotate the starwheel clockwise, and passenger side, you rotate it counterclockwise, this is to TIGHTEN the assemly. To loosen, vice versa

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Careful, cause it depends on what side of the vehicle you are on. Driver side, you rotate the starwheel clockwise, and passenger side, you rotate it counterclockwise, this is to TIGHTEN the assemly. To loosen, vice versa
cool. got to do it tomorrow. I am sure the LR parking brake is dragging. we had a hard time getting the rotor on.

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I need to do this badly, my brake won't even hold the jeep on my driveway.

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