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Was looking at the manual as regards replacing the parking brake shoes on a 2002 Grand Cherokee with 4 wheel disk brakes. It says that you need to remove the rear seat bottom, front seats, sill plate and carpeting to release the tension on the cables so that you can remove and replace the parking brake shoes. Do you have to do this or is there an easier way? If I need to go through all of this trouble, I may never replace the parking brake shoes.
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It is definetly a pain.

You are right about one thing. It is a big pain, but I have not ever had to rip up the interion to do the job. If you dont do the job I have seen the linings fall off and cause issues. Some as simple as just noise, others more serious. I dont remember the particulars (its been a while) but I do remember that if you get it apart and are going back together take two big zip ties and hold the shoes together around the axle hub so they dont fall in your lap or the floor. I dont think that they are very diffrent from any other drum brake setup with a star adjuster. Caliper off, rotor off, (run star adjuster in if nessissary) remove upper then lower spring, shoe clips, adjuster and then shoes. The zip ties are like a second set of hands when going back together to hold in place, kind of. Good luck, any mechanicaly inclened person can do this job, they will strugle but can do it. Let me know how it turns out.
 
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