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

I've had almost the same problem for the same exact amount of time for
#10715. I think it may be the cables. I can feel the switch
"racheting" with the *brrrp!* sound, but like your car, my p.b. does
two things: Diddly and Squat.

I think what I may ultimately do is just buy a kit with the cables,
pads, forks etc. But I think they go for like <$200. For now, I just
leave her in first with the wheels turned towards the curb when on an
incline. Though I avoid parking the car on very steep surfaces without
the parking brake. Clutch seems to hold pretty well. (I know, I know-
I'm not supposed to do that.)

-John Rydholm

--- 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 haven't pulled the rear wheels off to actually look at the parking 
> brake pads, but Don and Danny had them off, replacing the wheel 
> bearings a while back and didn't say anything about the pad being 
> bad, etc.  I trust those guys to let me know if something is 
> obviously amiss.
> So I guess my question is: has anyone else had problems like this 
> and is there anything specific I should look for when I climb under 
> to check out the cables, mechanisms, pads, etc.?
> Thanx
> Craig Werner
> 07181

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