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First, make sure that the service brakes are adjusted properly. The adjustment will be either at the junction of the 3 cables under vehicle or at the handle itself. You may have to remove trim for access if it is under the handle. It is supposed to be best if it clicks 3 times; however you can have it go as far as you feel is most comfortable.

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Q: How do you adjust the hand brake on a 1997 jeep Cherokee?
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