Jeep Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, Heres some info, I may need to post in sections .
NOTE: Their should be slack in the cable if the lock out spring is engaged
Heres the pics,
Hi Scott, I have just replaced the handbrake cable after the original handbrake cable lug broke off. Can you please tell me the configuration of the spring assembly in more detail?
Thank you for the accept. I will search for a better picture .You need to reset the automatic adjuster by "winding it up" and holding it in place by moving the lock-out spring.This should allow enough movement to allow the cable to be attached.
I will look through all the different years for a better pic. Regards XXXXX XXXXX
Hi Scott, the diagram with the lock out spring is good but can I have more detail on this section. When the lug came off the end of the cable the spring has uncoiled & I need to see the correct set up for the spring (where the spring end attaches to & where the cable lug is located)
I dont see a better Pic. They are all the same up to 2005. I know it takes two people .
One to hold the lock out spring and the other to pull the lever up while the front cable is held in place like the picture. Since the cable is not there , You may need to loosen the assy from the body to allow it to be connected to the cable , or clamp vise grip pliers to hold the "spool" while the lock-out spring is held in place and the lever released. Its not easy to do when the cable is not broken, even harder once it is. You can leave this post open , and replay in a day or two if you need more help. I may be able to get a picture from the parts dept with better detail.
There were no service bulletins with better details. Thanks Scott.
You have been very helpful, our nearest dealer is 2 hours away, I should have asked while I was there getting the replacement cable... just one more...does the spring hold tension on the cable when the handbrake is off?