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Old 03-19-2016, 03:32 PM
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E brake

Hello all I just recently got my 02 inspected and he said that next time he won't be able to pass my e-brake. To get it to correctly work I have to pull it all the way up and then takes forever to release. Is there a way to fix this to wear I don't have to pull the handle all the way up? Thanks

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Old 03-19-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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May be as easy as tightening the nuts where the cable from the handle attaches to the cables going to each side

May need to replace or adjust shoes for the park brake. If rear disc the shoes are just for the park brake if rear drums the shoes are the main rear brake also

It ain't a e brake it is a park brake my TR3 had a combo e brake park brake but to work as a ebrake you need it not to lock engaged

The TR3 was just a pull lever that only locked if you pushed the end button and held the button in as you let lever move back down

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:34 PM   #3
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If there is excessive cable play, the shoes are worn and/or the brakes need adjusting. Whether you opt to replace the shoes or not, you'll need to pop out that rectangular rubber plug in the backing plate and use a flat screwdriver to turn the starwheel to move the shoes closer to the drum and reduce the brake lever travel.

Easy peasy.
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