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This is a discussion on hand brake! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So yesterday i try to get my inspection sticker on my t/a but they fail me do to my bad ...

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    hand brake!

    So yesterday i try to get my inspection sticker on my t/a but they fail me do to my bad hand break, the thing is so bad that i can raise it up and still go like normal... i'm getting ready to swap out my rear break pads because i know there shot, i can tell the car only breaks with the front pads. My question is, will changing the rear break pads help my hand break. Wen i did the change on my camaro it help it, but i also change the rotors so i dont know. Thanks for any help.

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    the e brake shoes are separate from the rear brake pads. Have you adjusted them? The adjusters are at the bottom. I wll suggest to remove the rotor and look at the ebrake shoes. If they look like they have enough material on them, then start moving the adjuster until you can get the rotors back in with almost no trouble. Then test your e brake again.

    Mine was the same way and all i did was adjust them.
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    here is a pic of how the e brake shoes look like. is similar to the one on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    here is a pic of how the e brake shoes look like. is similar to the one on the left.
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    Thanks for the information, will try to adjust them but if not will prob replace them.

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    supposedly you can push the button, and lift and lower the handle 3 or 4 times without letting off the button, and itll tighten the cable up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    supposedly you can push the button, and lift and lower the handle 3 or 4 times without letting off the button, and itll tighten the cable up.
    That is correct but it only works if the adjusters are not shot. Give it a try, if it doesnt work you will have to do it manually by removing the rotors.

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    i need to do that, mine only catches on the last notch, i was just about to do rotors and pads on the rear, hoped that was the problem

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    thanks for the information spikito will try to do that first. If not i all ready place an order for ceramic pad's anyways lolz

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    Mine used to do the same thing. Would go all the way up and the car would still roll back a little bit down my driveway. Turned out the previous owner never adjusted the parking brake when he replaced the pads. My parking brake shoes looked brand new. I adjusted them and no more issues. I recently replaced all 4 rotors and now my parking brake lever clicks 4 times when I lift it.

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    i did R1 concept rotors, and hawk pads up front, about to do the rears

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    The park brake "pumping" action rarely works if ever..

    Imho,, I would just tear them down and see what you've got and go from there..

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    yep! it dint work lolz i allready order some ceramic pad's anyways so ill just tear it down and see what i got to work with.

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    OK. And if the parking brake shoes are worn, order those as well.

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    is swapping e-brake shoes just like doing regular pads?

    should i do this along with my rear rotors and brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    is swapping e-brake shoes just like doing regular pads?

    should i do this along with my rear rotors and brakes?
    Once you remove your rear rotor you will see the e brake shoes. As far as I know just remove the 4 bolts holding it to the rear end and unhook the ebrake cable and it comes out.

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    thanks yeah will do, hopefully i just have to adjusted!

    @ spikito i would check if your e-brake shoes are still fine wen your in there so u wont do the work twice.

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    well i fix it and past inspection i just had to adjust them with a flat heade screw driver... nice!

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    Congrats!! No more worries.

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    yes sir now it only clicks 5 times plus i went a head and did ceramic pad's at the back

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    awesome!

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