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? about the ebrake

Went to adjust mine today and i think ive got it right, but i was wondering, if i have it set where its real tight when the handle is pulled, can it cause the brakes to drag even if the handle is down.

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Re: ? about the ebrake

yes they could still be dragging. one method to check if the e-brake is dragging is to jack up the rear of the car with a jack and secure it using jackstands. then make sure it is in nuetral and turn the rear tires by hand. if the e-brake is dragging, you will notice some resistance when trying to turn the wheels by hand.
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Re: ? about the ebrake

The right side is fine but the left seems to have a little resistance, but the ebrake still doesnt completely hold it on a real steep hill so i guess there cant be too much resistance. I think ill leave it wheres its at and jus keep my jus in case chock with me.

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Re: ? about the ebrake

did you make sure that little jointed thing behind the backing plate pivots freely on each side? That wont necessarily affect what you're talking about, I dont think, but it does have an efffect on the adjustment and function to some degree. Up here in New England they rust solid a couple times a season, even if you use the Ebrake. The first time I played around with my brakes it was rusted so well that I thought it was one solid piece of metal.

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Re: ? about the ebrake

daxe, you are completely right about the rust issue. the rust sets it fast here in minnesota too and it does wreck e-brake cables and stuff. i just got done having to replace ALL of my e-brake cables on my 93 ranger, they were horribly rusted to the point where nothing would move.

too bad suzuki didn't continue to use the rear t-case/driveshaft e-brake like my sj410 has. a much simpler set up imo and way less cable to rust up.
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Re: ? about the ebrake

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too bad suzuki didn't continue to use the rear t-case/driveshaft e-brake

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among the various upgrades on deck for the "new" samurai are yanking the front disc brakes off my old axle and sticking them on the rear of the new ones. That will, of ccourse, mean I have to come up with something else for the Ebrake. I like Spidertrax version of the Tcase Ebrake but it's a tad pricey. I personally dont care if I actually have a mechanical backup system since they rarely work worth a sh!t, but I wouldn't be able to get a state inspection sticker without one. I wish I could just put in a linelok!

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