Question about 1986 Jeep CJ7
How do i change a parking brake switch
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1985 cj7 brakes
With the wheel off, give it good hit between the studs, like you were trying to put it on. Hit one side then the other, the drum will start to rock a bit, then pop off. You may want to put the wheel nuts back on as to avoid hitting the studs. Installing the brake shoes is not that simple, best you do one shoe at a time.If you look close there should be 2 different shoes for each side. Back off the adjuster to get the drum back on, this may take a few trys. Also check the brake drum , it may have a wear ridge that will need to be ground off. Hope this helps! Frankster016
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
As far as I know, timing is "fixed" and cannot be adjusted on that one. To verify see if your distributor has an integral holddown not a seperate piece as you would find on an adjustable one.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Shackles are pretty straight forward. Remove the existing bolts, change the shackles and reverse the procedure to install. Good idea to change the bushings while you're in there if they are at all questionable. It's best to do this with the CJ in the air, supported on the frame and use a floor jack under the axle to lift/lower the spring in/out of the shackle, one side at a time.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Testimonial: "But what if I am doing this in my garage without a lift?"
so.... either the cable is broken, or the parking brake mechanism is missing, broken, rusted? You should be able to crawl under and watch the cables being pulled as somone works the parking brake lever. If they work ok, then its time to pull the wheels off and ck the brakes.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
The brake light switch is located on the upper part of the brake pedal since it is activated by it. It should be the only switch with an electrical connector attached to the pedal.
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Posted on Sep 18, 2010
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