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    Strange question, but im doing brakes on mycar and I havnt checked them but im sure my parking brake needs new shoes. Are there any that ARN'T as expensive as the HPS pads that actually STOP my car in motion.
    Im serious, i cant find brake shoes that dotnt cost more than the Hawks pad i got for the rear.
    ANyone know where i can find cheap parking brake shoes to replace on my 12 year birdy.

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    How did you manage to wear out your parking brake pads?

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    I would suspect they are out of adjustment. Unless you have been driving around pulling the e-brake they don't see any significant wear. On my cars second set of rear rotors and almost 110,000 miles my shoes look almost new. As a matter of fact I need to adjust mine just don't look forward to the hassle of making sure everything is even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    How did you manage to wear out your parking brake pads?
    I dont know if them are yet. Im about to do rear brakes and was wondering f i need to change the parking brake pads out as well since ive put 108K on my car. I dont use my parking brake hardly EVER since im an auto.

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    I would bet you a night at the bar's worth of beer that your parking brake linings will show almost no wear. And make that good, expensive German beer at that. Or even better American IPA style beer!

    But I've never priced these, so I don't know how much it'd be. Probably the reason they are expensive is bc there is almost no demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    How did you manage to wear out your parking brake pads?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    I dont know if them are yet. Im about to do rear brakes and was wondering f i need to change the parking brake pads out as well since ive put 108K on my car. I dont use my parking brake hardly EVER since im an auto.
    I had the pad separate from the ring before.. I'd check them the pads/shoes are paper thin new so don't be surprised when you inspect them.. If everything seems intact, then I'd do as the others suggested and adjust them accordingly..

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    well i guess ill with ya'lls advise and just check it, and if its sill in good condition, ill leave it be.
    As for the bet, no bets needed, id go out for a night on the german town anyday lol Ill take a Hefeweizen

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    Unless something has seized up, simply push the button and fully engage your parking brake. Release and do it two more times -- that is how you adjust it. It is possible that the adjusters in the rear are seized up as the dust and water boots disintegrate over time.

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    will do. THanks guys

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    Got done doing my rear brakes. Other than the driverside being a little bit of a pain, the shoes are ok. Alittle rusty and dirty as you could image but the pads where good. Cleaned them up and greased the contact points and slide the new rotors right on.

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    Last edited by JoshuaGrooms83; 11-23-2010 at 02:21 PM.

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    Thanx for the update, and nice looking new rotors!

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