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post #1 of 5 Old 05-29-2003, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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emergency brake help

my e-brake has never really worked all that well, now it is time do something about it. it does not seem to hold the car real well. i can really torque the handle but it well still barely hold the car. is that a matter of a cable needing to be adjusted or a rear brake issue? what are some things to look at and try? thanx in advance. joe
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-29-2003, 08:43 PM
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Joe,
It needs adjusting. Lift the back of the car up and give the handle 2 clicks. Take up on the adjuster until you can't turn the rear wheels by hand.

P.S. The adjuster is not easy to adjust! Expect to get greasy. You can see the adjuster from the top, but you can't get to it.

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where would one be looking for said adjustor??
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-30-2003, 03:36 AM
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Ah, let's see, one would take a flashlight and look directly beneath the coolant expansion tank. It is on the passenger side underneath the exhaust manifold.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-01-2003, 11:11 PM
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In addition to the turn-buckle on the cable itself, there are also adjuster-screws on the calipers, to set the pad-to-disc gap. There should be more info about this in the "Tech Tips" section of this site...
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