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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2002, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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\'87 parking brake

I have an '87 wrangler with the faulty parking brake assembly that never holds. I was wondering if there is a write up of a conversion to a hand parking brake conversion out there? I don't think it would be that hard. I'm just curious if anyone else has done this. Oh BTW it's a manual tranny. Thanks.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Mine holds, but I'd still be interested in this also.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Do a search for a thread that was going not too long ago. There was some sort of recall recently for parking brakes on older wranglers. I'm not sure what the years covered were but its worth taking a look.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Yeah, only goes back through the Chrysler years, 90+.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Iím planning a similar handbrake on my CJ7. It will mount like a Nissan pick-up truck. I will likely start with one from a salvage yard. If it turns out well, Iíll write it down. If not Iíll let you know why I didnít like it. [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
If someone has done this and written it down or would like to write it down, Iíd be very interested.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

90+ break recal, that would be great. My parking break is in need of a lot of love. I tried to find that post, but couldn't. Anyone got the actual name of it, or the info that was in it. Is it one of those deals where oversized tires voids it? If I could get the break reworked that would be so cool.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Simple solution---

Unmount the assembly (leave the cable attached), clean out ratcheter with a light non-chlorinated solvent, making sure to get all old grease out, and lubricate extensively with a light lubricating oil (NOT penetrating oil). Sometimes, you need to tweak the ratchet pilot spring to get it to move freely. Good Luck... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: \'87 parking brake

I tried that but I think it's ultimately the teeth that are worn out on the assembly.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

Go to http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/proble...alls/index.cfm

Then enter the info for your vehicle, it'll show any recalls issued. I'd then contact the local dealer.
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Re: \'87 parking brake

go to your local U-pull and grab the handbreak assembly off a car.. (two perferably..)

then mount them some place.. tear out the old assembly.. buy some new ebreak cabling.. get underneath.. take a look at the current setup.. it should be one cable from each rear wheel into a bracket that sets up a kind of "Y" thing..

just one wheel to one break and the other to the other..

Twice as easy to pull the break.. and pseudo cutting breaks. the distance of the action should be the same as well.. can also use it as a pseudo locker.. figre out which is spinning and then stop that wheel..

Haven't done it yet, but from the looks of things it looks pretty much like a bicycle break setup or something.. with a ratchet..
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