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I have a1998 grand Cherokee How do I adjust the hand brake

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I have a1998 grand Cherokee
How do I adjust the hand brake cable
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  indy-tech replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  indy-tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi .


Raise and support vehicle.

Release parking brake.

Set gear selector in Neutral.

Remove plugs in both rear brake backing plates to access star adjuster wheels.

Rotate each star adjuster wheel until slight drag is felt when turning rear wheels.

Back off adjusters enough to eliminate drag.

Turn rear wheels to ensure no drag exists.

Then adjust the cable if needed as shown in the diagram .

Lower vehicle.

The brakes are normally self adjusting .cable could be streached and need replacing .

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 1998 - 99 BRAKES Disc & Drum

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