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Old 08-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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I am hoping someone has a solution to this problem.
We recently purchased a 2008 Liberty Sport and have been using a Brake Buddy very successfully with our previous '04 Grand Cherokee.
The Liberty does not have a power seat and the Brake Buddy rides up or over the front of the seat wheh installed. The Liberty seat has an angled front edge, whereas the Cherokee had a flat front and a power seat.
Brake Buddy has said they will send a metal plate [at no charge!} for the seat. However, the part is on back order and we want to hit the road again soon.
I did make a plywood plate for the front of the seat, but there are still problems. It is difficult to get the seat at the correct location. Too far back and the BB does not return far enough - too close and it does not have far enough to travel to put on the brake.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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I am hoping someone has a solution to this problem.
We recently purchased a 2008 Liberty Sport and have been using a Brake Buddy very successfully with our previous '04 Grand Cherokee.
The Liberty does not have a power seat and the Brake Buddy rides up or over the front of the seat wheh installed. The Liberty seat has an angled front edge, whereas the Cherokee had a flat front and a power seat.
Brake Buddy has said they will send a metal plate [at no charge!} for the seat. However, the part is on back order and we want to hit the road again soon.
I did make a plywood plate for the front of the seat, but there are still problems. It is difficult to get the seat at the correct location. Too far back and the BB does not return far enough - too close and it does not have far enough to travel to put on the brake.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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I know this sounds obvious, but my BB has an adjustable handle, the part that pushes against the front seat. So it sounds as though, especially with a slanted seat front on the Liberty, you should be able to lower the handle enough to catch under the "lip" of the front seat edge, thereby precluding riding up and over. I'm sure I'll feel stupid when you tell me what I've missed.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Dont hesitate to cll brake buddy excellent customer service!
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Great news! Brake Buddy sent me the part that fits over the seat of the '08 Liberty. It works great.
No charge for product or for shipping!!
Kuddos to Brake Buddy for their excellent customer service.
I will send a picture if anyone else needs this part.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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K Man:

I just bought a 2008 Liberty 4 x 4 Sport and will have the Roadmaster tow bracket installed shortly and will be using my Brake Buddy. I was hoping you could send me a picture of the seat bracket that BB supplied you at no charge. Do you have any problems with the battery run down when using the BB? Do you follow the owners manual and disconnect the battery cable?

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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Here is a picture of what Brake Buddy will send you. It fits over the seat to stop the BB from riding up the seat in the Liberty.
Works great!
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K Man, how does the BB fit in there???
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:08 AM   #9
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The Brake Budy unit sits on the floor. Adjust the rear handle so that it just "hits" the seat just below the crest of the aluminum brace. Test the unit to make sure that it dosn't ride up on the aluminum brace. I have mine set so that it pushes under the crest and "forces" the handle downwards. If properly setup, you won't see much movement. After a few uses you will see wear in the foam covering and realize how much wear you have taken off of the front of the seat. You can also kneel on it while you are setting the Brake Budy up on the brake peddle
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Hi everyone,

I have a 2008 Liberty Limited with a Brake Buddy. I'll have to call BB and get this plate. However, I was wondering if any of you have trouble getting the pedal attachment on and off? It is a fight to get it loose to take it off.

Any ideas????

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Old 10-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #11
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Never had a problem with mine. I just push up on the red lever.
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