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Where to adjust the emergency brake tension

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Does anyone know where to ajust the emergency brake tension...the light stays on and it dawned on me the lift would creat tension how have you all dealt with this?

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Tension, or adjustment on the shoes is a 17mm nut on the drum off the transfer case. Not sure that is what pulls the handle down to press against the switch or not...
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By the way, you can download the factory service manual from here. http://www.landroverresource.com

It's a lifesaver for things like this, and you don't have to wait for us to reply. :)

As far as the e-brake light, I don't think it's related to the tension in the cable. You probably have an electrical fault somewhere. Probably a failed switch.

Edit: at least on a DII, it could also mean low fluid in the brake reservoir. That's a simple thing that may be worth checking as well.

Edited by lilcrawler, 23 March 2016 - 10:23 AM.

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The lift wont affect your e-brake tension since it's attached to the t-case and you did a spring lift so the distance didn't change.  If I remember correctly there is a switch in the center console under the e brake handle that has likely come off it's mounting position and is responsible for the extinguishing of the dash light.  If you e-brake needs loosening or tightening you can follow Tom's advice above.  You will need to adjust tension of the e-brake cable if the e-brake no longer holds the vehicle when applied or if for some reason the cable had been over tightened and now the e brake can not be released.   


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By the way, you can download the factory service manual from here. http://www.landroverresource.com

It's a lifesaver for things like this, and you don't have to wait for us to reply. :)

As far as the e-brake light, I don't think it's related to the tension in the cable. You probably have an electrical fault somewhere. Probably a failed switch.

Edit: at least on a DII, it could also mean low fluid in the brake reservoir. That's a simple thing that may be worth checking as well.

I read the rave more than I read fiction these days...lol...but I really look forward to the feedback it reminds me I am not a special snowflake and that there probably is a simple answer someone here has already experienced...

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I read the rave more than I read fiction these days...lol...but I really look forward to the feedback it reminds me I am not a special snowflake and that there probably is a simple answer someone here has already experienced...

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Amen  Snowflake  :-)


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By the way, you can download the factory service manual from here. http://www.landroverresource.com

It's a lifesaver for things like this, and you don't have to wait for us to reply. :)

As far as the e-brake light, I don't think it's related to the tension in the cable. You probably have an electrical fault somewhere. Probably a failed switch.

Edit: at least on a DII, it could also mean low fluid in the brake reservoir. That's a simple thing that may be worth checking as well.

Nice catch it was the reservoir thanks again...

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Ah. Cool. I was wondering what it was. Glad everything worked out. :)
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Ah. Cool. I was wondering what it was. Glad everything worked out. :)

I do the single person blake bleeding trick it hasnt failed me yet but sometimes it drops the reservoir. I forgot to check after driving it...thanks again....

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