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Throttle
05-05-2007, 02:49 PM
I have a 1998 Jeep XJ, with a Dana44 rear axle in it. I just had to replace both wheel cylinders because they were both leaking. I have a huge problem with my parking brake not working. I tightened the cable almost to the end of the adjustable nut, and the handle gets really hard to pull about half way up, yet I still role???? I can feel it just BARELY engaging when I've got it pulled as far as I can pull it. Any idea's on what could cause this?!

The brakes are 2.5" deep pads by 10" diameter.

epic3
05-05-2007, 03:30 PM
cables need tightening

Throttle
05-05-2007, 03:42 PM
I have a 1998 Jeep XJ, with a Dana44 rear axle in it. I just had to replace both wheel cylinders because they were both leaking. I have a huge problem with my parking brake not working. I tightened the cable almost to the end of the adjustable nut, and the handle gets really hard to pull about half way up, yet I still role???? I can feel it just BARELY engaging when I've got it pulled as far as I can pull it. Any idea's on what could cause this?!

The brakes are 2.5" deep pads by 10" diameter.

Nutbar
05-05-2007, 03:52 PM
#1 did you get the E brake cross bar in between the shoes properly
#2 are your brake shoes good, worn out brake shoes will have to be adjusted out to far for the brakes to work and will put them out of working range for the E brake mechanisms
#3 are your drums over sized, will cause the same thing as worn out shoes
#4 the E brake only works well for rolling forward they have almost no stopping power for rolling backwards.

epic3
05-05-2007, 04:24 PM
cables need tightening

factor
05-05-2007, 05:07 PM
ya sounds like the cables need to be tighten

Growly Gorilla
05-06-2007, 07:37 AM
Sounds like the cables are seized,time to replace them.

Bocephus
05-06-2007, 04:47 PM
im no expert but i think u gotta tighten the cable

Throttle
05-07-2007, 04:19 PM
It feels like the brakes are just BARELY engaging when I pull up on the handle as hard as I can.

There's an adjuster under the vehicle on the drive side that I've almost bottomed out the stud from tightening it so much. I'm thinking either my cables are seized. I really have to take my drums off and take a look inside while I get someone to pull the handle.

I'm also wondering if because the axle is a Dana44 instead of the Dana35 that maybe the parking brake set up is different??? Anyone know?

bobbyboucher69
05-07-2007, 09:44 PM
try adjusting the shoes first then do the cables

Throttle
05-08-2007, 06:07 AM
try adjusting the shoes first then do the cables

Just put new shoes in, so I adjusted them then, didn't help.

factor
05-08-2007, 06:39 AM
so you checked the cables and the are tight?

Smurf131
05-08-2007, 10:07 AM
i got the same problem, just replaced the shoes the brake cables are tight everything is adjusted up but still no e-brake.

kootenaycat
05-08-2007, 09:15 PM
Are the e brake actuators moving in the drums? Take both drums off, and get someone to slowly apply the e brake to make sure you can see both moving and returning. If so, back off the e brake cable adjustment, put drums back on, tighten the star adjusters ALL the way so the drums WON'T turn and then back them off 10-15 notches on the star wheel. This way you know both sides are adjusted equal and properly. THEN adjust the cable and see how it feels. If everything is free and moving and adjusted properly, it will hold.

England
05-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Holy crap your e brake WORKS!!!!!!!! I gave up on mine when the boggers went in 1st gear is my e brake these days

Tunabomber
05-09-2007, 10:34 AM
:s30x:[stupid]er

Throttle
05-13-2007, 02:04 PM
Holy crap your e brake WORKS!!!!!!!! I gave up on mine when the boggers went in 1st gear is my e brake these days

haha yeah, 'cept mines an auto, all I've got is a puny little parking pin

epic3
05-13-2007, 04:52 PM
fix that cable yet

Throttle
05-13-2007, 09:45 PM
haven't had a chance. been workin on my trailer trying to get it ready for may long/flood