[DML] Re: Parking Brake...NOT!
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[DML] Re: Parking Brake...NOT!



You have to make sure the cables are not frozen. It is common for one
to get stuck so it won't move when you pull the handle. Another common
problem is the self adjusters. They don't. The only way to adjust is
to remove the cotter pin on the big screw and turn it 1/2 to 1 turn.
You may also have to replace the pads. I have also seen where the
parts just don't move. It can take disassembling the E-Brakes and
cleaning, relubricating, and reassembly to get it to work. The E-Brake
can be made to work pretty good but it isn't going to smoke the tires
if you have to use it because you lost the service brakes. It *should*
hold the car still though, in fact, it really has to on the 5-speeds.
If they test the washer pump for inspection you can figure you will
NEVER pass if the E-Brake won't hold!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dadoc2791" <gekko@...> wrote:
>
> My D's parking brake has never really worked (since I've had the 
> car - about 2 1/2 years). I had it adjusted while it was in DMC 
> Garden Grove's shop but still not good.
> 
> I can pull the handle all the way up to stop, and it feels like it's 
> tightening, but I can then also drive around all day with it in that 
> position and roll backwards at stoplights on an incline or see it 
> roll across the sloped parking lot if I didn't leave it in gear.  In 
> general, I just don't use it at all.
> 
> The brakes, in general work perfectly.  No complaints at all, there.
> 
> I



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