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Wierd e brake problem

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by cheese9988, May 22, 2005.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I'm trying to get my emergency brake working so I can take it in to get it inspected. I seems so somewhat work, just doesn't lock the drums in the back. I pull up on the handle and it is tight as can be. I tried tightning the adjustor, just make the handle tighter. The arms seem to push the pads out, they tighted up when I pull the brake, and the rear brakes do work normally. Anybody have any suggestions on this?
     
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    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    Im having the same problem on my 90 hatch......
    I'll be checking that tomorrow, so i'll let you know, "if i get it fixed" --> what the problem is.....
     
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    Could it be something like stretched ebrake cables? That is what happened on one of my friends probe, but that's a ford..... and a whole nother story.
     
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    I dont know.....I think its more like something shot inside the drum itself....
    who know, it might be the cable...I dunno...But Like I said..I'll find out tomorrow....
    I'll let you know cheesy.....Ohh and i see you are from alden NY..cool....
     
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    probly need to adjust the brakes
    inside there is an adjuster you turn that till there is slight drag on the drum (with the wheel on it should spin about 1.5 - 2 rotations when you spin the wheel)
     
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    that's what i had to do with my CRX drums(but i had to rotate it way more then that).
     
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    yeah the adjuster will probly have to be turned far more than 1.5-2 times
    what im saying is you want enough drag on te drum so that with the wheel on it will only free spin about 1.5 - 2 rotations
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    When you're rolling, or when it's in the air? Mine don't lock on the ground, don't want them to. They test perfect on a roller though.
     
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    They don't do anything really, don't slow down the car, and don't stop the wheels from turning when the car is on jacks.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Now that's not good.
     
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    I just found out my rear brakes were shot.....the drum looked like someone took a bite out of it and the shoes were ----> WELL.....They didnt even look like breake shoes no more..lol.... They had no meat on them and i think that why my e brake wasnt working....ahit i dont even know if my rear brakes were working at all...lol....
    anyways I decided to do a rear disk conversion and so far its coming along preetyyyy damn good.....all I need now its the prop. valve cause i cant find mines....

    anyways..did you check your brakes shoes and drum, they might need to be replaced...

    Good Luck!
     
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