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Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

I did a search and still have some questions.
It sounds like there is an adjustment that I need to do for my ebrake to work properly.
Is there any special bleeding procedure. I remember somethin about stroking the ebrake.
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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

What year calipers are they? I have 78 eldorado (I think 78) on mine, and what I did, was drill a new hole in the parking brake pedal so that it pulled more on the parking brake. This has helped and the brakes actually work. Still haven't solved the perpetual leaking problem from the center of the piston, but the parking brake works.

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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

Hey MNT,

Where did you drill the new hole? How did you attach the cable?

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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

Did you remove the spring from the ends of the e-brake cables? I had both the Caddy e-brake lever spring with the spring on the end of the cable inside, e-brake wouldn't hold. I removed the spring from the ends of the cables, reinstalled the cables and I had an e-brake. With both springs, apparently the cables stretch too much.
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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

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What year calipers are they?

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I think they are 82's.
I ordered a adjustable proporsioning valve because they are working but not enough.
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Did you remove the spring from the ends of the e-brake cables?

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Sure did. I had the cables from the Waggy 20 and I had to shorten one side and removed the spring from the other side. What cables did you use.
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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

Here is a link from the TSM site.
http://www.tsmmfg.com/Troubleshooting.htm#2
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Re: Caddy Caliper adjustment ?????

I drilled the new hole in the pedal assembly. I foprgot to take a pic. last night. I will try to remember tonight. I have a YJ, the pedal assembly looks kindo of like Italy turned upside down, with the toe of the boot towards the firewall. Where the assembly attaches to the side of the tub is what I moved. By relocating that hole when I step on the pedal it pulls the cable more.

The cable attaches using all the OEM parts.

I hope that helps a little. I am assuming the e brake pedals on YJs and CJs are similar. (the metal holding the pedal assembly together is VERY hard. I busted a couple of titanium bits, then gave it to my mechanic buddy to drill in his very large press)

good luck. If I remember to take pics I will post 'em. A little annoyed at myself for not documenting the whole process.

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