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I have a Mongoose Blackcomb. When I apply the front disc brake the cable and actuator arm do not retract back to open position. Does the entire front brake need replacing are can this be repaired?

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First if can you release the actuator arm by pushing on it. If you can than theres 2 possable things you can do. First take the arm off there is a spring inside of it. Pay attion to how it is set up you need to put it back together the same way. after you have that apart the spring might need to be pulled apart from use. but not to much. The Spring may have been compressed so much that it needs to be streched out. the second make sure that your break cables are moving smothly through the casings if not eather replac the cassings or take some sort of grease and lube the cable up one or both of these should work

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    First if can you release the actuator arm by pushing on it. If you can than theres 2 possable things you can do. First take the arm off there is a spring inside of it. Pay attion to how it is set up you need to put it back together the same way. after you have that apart the spring might need to be pulled apart from use. but not to much. The Spring may have been compressed so much that it needs to be streched out. the second make sure that your break cables are moving smothly through the casings if not eather replac the cassings or take some sort of grease and lube the cable up one or both of these should work

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Impossible to tell you with out seeing the brake.

However, the brake can be repaired. I would suggest taking into your local bike shop so they can assess what is causing the sticking brake, it could be a very simple fix, such as adjusting the spring tension, to a more complicated fix that involves replacing broken parts. Some brake systems do not have available replacement parts and in those cases you would have to replace, but that is less common.

If you can, take off your front wheel and prop the bike up so you can see the brake working while you squeeze the lever, see if the pads move in and out. that is the first step to diagnosis. If they don't return, then look for a round adjustment knob on the side of the brake and see if that moves the pads in or out, if that knob does nothing that is most likely your problem.

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How do i adjust emergency brake cable on 2003 jeep liberty sport. with 4 disc brake pads.


Remove rear wheels and the brake rotors. parking/Emegency brake shoes are inside these rotors. Check shoes if worn, replace them Your Emergency brake is self adjustable.

OPERATION
A hand operated lever in the passenger compartment is the main application device. The front cable is connected between the hand lever and the rear cables with an equalizer.

The rear cables are connected to the actuating lever on each primary brake shoe. The levers are attached to the brake shoes by a pin either pressed into, or welded to the lever. A clip is used to secure the pin in the brake shoe. The pin allows each lever to pivot independently of the brake shoe.

To apply the parking brakes, the hand lever is pulled upward. This pulls the rear brake shoe actuating levers forward, by means tensioner and cables. As the actuating lever is pulled forward, the parking brake strut (which is connected to both shoes), exerts a linear force against the secondary brake shoe. This action presses the secondary shoe into contact with the drum. Once the secondary shoe contacts the drum, force is exerted through the strut. This force is transferred through the strut to the primary brake shoe causing it to pivot into the drum as well.

A gear type ratcheting mechanism is used to hold the lever in an applied position. Parking brake release is accomplished by the hand lever release button.

A parking brake switch is mounted on the parking brake lever and is actuated by movement of the lever. The switch, which is in circuit with the red warning light in the dash, will illuminate the warning light whenever the parking brakes are applied.

Parking brake is self-adjusting when the lever is pulled. The cable tensioner, once adjusted at the factory, should not need further adjustment under normal circumstances.
REMOVAL
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.


  1. Remove the disc brake caliper.
  2. Remove the disc brake rotor.
Brake Shoe

  1. Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
CLEANING - REAR DRUM IN HAT BRAKE
Clean the individual brake components, including the support plate exterior, with a water dampened cloth or with brake cleaner. Do not use any other cleaning agents. Remove light rust and scale from the brake shoe contact pads on the support plate with fine sandpaper.

INSPECTION - REAR DRUM IN HAT BRAKE
As a general rule, riveted brake shoes should be replaced when worn to within 0.78 mm (1/32 inch) of the rivet heads. Bonded lining should be replaced when worn to a thickness of 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) .
Brake Shoe

Examine the lining contact pattern to determine if the shoes are bent or the drum is tapered. The lining should exhibit contact across its entire width. Shoes exhibiting contact only on one side should be replaced and the drum checked for runout or taper.

Inspect the adjuster screw assembly. Replace the assembly if the star wheel or threads are damaged, or the components are severely rusted or corroded.

Discard the brake springs and retainer components if worn, distorted or collapsed. Also replace the springs if a brake drag condition had occurred. Overheating will distort and weaken the springs.

Inspect the brake shoe contact pads on the support plate, replace the support plate if any of the pads are worn or rusted through. Also replace the plate if it is bent or distorted.

INSTALLATION

NOTE: On a new vehicle or after parking brake lining replacement, it is recommended that the parking brake system be conditioned prior to use. This is done by making one stop, from 25 mph on dry pavement or concrete using light to moderate force on the parking brake lever.

  1. Reassemble the rear park brake shoes.
  2. Adjust the rear brake shoes.
  3. Install the disc brake rotor.
  4. Install the disc brake caliper.
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Lower the vehicle.

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How do i adjust emergency brake cable on 2003 jeep liberty sport. qith 4 disc brake pads.


Remove rear wheels and the brake rotors. parking/Emegency brake shoes are inside these rotors. Check shoes if worn, replace them Your Emergency brake is self adjustable.

OPERATION
A hand operated lever in the passenger compartment is the main application device. The front cable is connected between the hand lever and the rear cables with an equalizer.

The rear cables are connected to the actuating lever on each primary brake shoe. The levers are attached to the brake shoes by a pin either pressed into, or welded to the lever. A clip is used to secure the pin in the brake shoe. The pin allows each lever to pivot independently of the brake shoe.

To apply the parking brakes, the hand lever is pulled upward. This pulls the rear brake shoe actuating levers forward, by means tensioner and cables. As the actuating lever is pulled forward, the parking brake strut (which is connected to both shoes), exerts a linear force against the secondary brake shoe. This action presses the secondary shoe into contact with the drum. Once the secondary shoe contacts the drum, force is exerted through the strut. This force is transferred through the strut to the primary brake shoe causing it to pivot into the drum as well.

A gear type ratcheting mechanism is used to hold the lever in an applied position. Parking brake release is accomplished by the hand lever release button.

A parking brake switch is mounted on the parking brake lever and is actuated by movement of the lever. The switch, which is in circuit with the red warning light in the dash, will illuminate the warning light whenever the parking brakes are applied.

Parking brake is self-adjusting when the lever is pulled. The cable tensioner, once adjusted at the factory, should not need further adjustment under normal circumstances.
REMOVAL
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.


  1. Remove the disc brake caliper.
  2. Remove the disc brake rotor.
Brake Shoe

  1. Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
CLEANING - REAR DRUM IN HAT BRAKE
Clean the individual brake components, including the support plate exterior, with a water dampened cloth or with brake cleaner. Do not use any other cleaning agents. Remove light rust and scale from the brake shoe contact pads on the support plate with fine sandpaper.

INSPECTION - REAR DRUM IN HAT BRAKE
As a general rule, riveted brake shoes should be replaced when worn to within 0.78 mm (1/32 inch) of the rivet heads. Bonded lining should be replaced when worn to a thickness of 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) .
Brake Shoe

Examine the lining contact pattern to determine if the shoes are bent or the drum is tapered. The lining should exhibit contact across its entire width. Shoes exhibiting contact only on one side should be replaced and the drum checked for runout or taper.

Inspect the adjuster screw assembly. Replace the assembly if the star wheel or threads are damaged, or the components are severely rusted or corroded.

Discard the brake springs and retainer components if worn, distorted or collapsed. Also replace the springs if a brake drag condition had occurred. Overheating will distort and weaken the springs.

Inspect the brake shoe contact pads on the support plate, replace the support plate if any of the pads are worn or rusted through. Also replace the plate if it is bent or distorted.

INSTALLATION

NOTE: On a new vehicle or after parking brake lining replacement, it is recommended that the parking brake system be conditioned prior to use. This is done by making one stop, from 25 mph on dry pavement or concrete using light to moderate force on the parking brake lever.

  1. Reassemble the rear park brake shoes.
  2. Adjust the rear brake shoes.
  3. Install the disc brake rotor.
  4. Install the disc brake caliper.
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Lower the vehicle.

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Brake pads sticking


Is it the pads are sticking to the disc (never heard of this), or are the pistons not retracting?

If the pistons are not retracting, the could be crud on them, or some corrosion.
Clean them off before pushing back in.

Also, the rubber seals move a little with the pistons when the brakes are applied.
When the brakes are released, the seals try to go back to their original position, pulling the pistons back with them as they go.

Over time (and because of heat) the seals harden and loose their elasticity.

The cure for that is to replace the seals
If you go that far make sure to clean the pistons (see above) and the bores before reassembly.

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What is the diameter on the mongoose blackcomb handlebars?


It would be stamped right on the clamp area. Loosen the stem's front face and look. That would only tell you the size of the 'bulge'. Otherwise, measure the dimension you need with a caliper.

Click on the pic of the bars.

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First you have to compress the parking brake cable spring and attach the parking brake lever.
Clean and lubricate the brake backing plate.
Use silicon Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound.
Then,
install the rear brake shoes and linings:
1) position the rear brake shoes and linings
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3) install the brake shoe hold-down spring pins and the brake shoe hold-down springs.

Install the parking brake strut
1. install the parkig brake link spring on the parking brake strut
2. install the parking brake strut
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2. Install the short brake shoe retracting spring

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Install the long brake shoe retracting
1. install the cable guide
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1. apply silicone brake caliper grease and dielectric compound
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Install the brake adjuster screw assembly
1. Position the brake adjuster screw assembly
2. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring
3. Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable
4. Position the adjusting lever return spring and the brake shoe adjusting lever
5. Hook the brake shoe adjusting lever cable to the brake shoe adjusting lever.

Test the operation of the automatic self-adjuster
1. Pull the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever rotates the brake shoe adjuster assembly
2. Release the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever advances to the next notch on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Adjust the brakes.

Install the brake drum.

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Don't use one spanner as it turns the opposite side and you'll be there all day.

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The hard part is pressing the caliper piston abck into the caliper so you can get the new, thicker pads over the rotor. A large C Clamp works best.

SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2001 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Pads —Front Disc Brake Removal
  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Remove the front disc brake caliper bolts. torx bit. T20?
  1. Support the front disc brake caliper from the front strut and spring assembly using mechanics wire.
  1. Remove the front disc brake pads.
    1. Remove the outboard front disc brake pad.
    1. Remove the inboard front disc brake pad.
Installation
  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston.
    NOTE: It is necessary to fully retract the front disc brake caliper piston in the bore before installing the front disc brake pads.
    Install the front disc brake pads.
    1. Install the inboard front disc brake pad.
    1. Install the outboard front disc brake pad.
Caution. The outer pads are left and right. put left on driver side.
  1. Position the front disc brake caliper on the front-wheel knuckle and install the brake caliper pin bolts.
  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: It is necessary to depress the brake pedal several times to position the front disc brake caliper piston before driving the vehicle.

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