Jump to content

Loose park brake pedal


Recommended Posts

My park brake pedal is loose as a goose. Although the brake works well, when it is applied, any slight movement causes the pedal to realease. It appears the rivet/pivot for the pedal has too much play. Can it be repaired?

Has anyone converted the Comanche pedal for a Cherokee hand lever and how involved is it? It seems to me that the hand lever would be more versatile.

Thanks

Jess

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I needed to replace my parking brake as well. I was unable to find anywhere where you could tear that thing apart and fix it. It needed to be replaced. I think the teeth wear out. You will need to find a replacement at a JY. It is a fairly easy job as long as you are "plyable".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, I picked up a used one from somewhere on the internet...and it's sloppier than the one that's in it. I guess I need to figure out a way to rebuild the pivot shaft. New assembly is not available.

My clutch and brake pedals are sloppy too, but those parts are easier to deal with.

Jess

89 Pioneer short box with factory buckets!

4.0 5 speed

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I recently replaced this. Fortunately I found a parking brake assembly from a MJ with an automatic transmission. 3 bolts hold the assembly in place-although you do need to be very flexibile to get in there. The teeth were worn out on my original one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If the teeth are worn they can be built up with weld. More trouble than it's worth. If it's just the pivot, drill out the rivet, make sure everything is centered,drill out the hole in both the mount and gear plate to a size where the hole is even and use a bolt. Make sure the moving part is on the bolt shoulder and not the thread. Actually there are so many YJ,in the JY it's easier to just replace it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...