How to adjust the parking brake cable

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LDiLapi

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I recently replaced the rear rotors and pads and figured I'd adjust the parking brake as well since I had everything apart and I noticed that it wasn't really working. I adjusted the parking brake shoes but the shoes still weren't grabbing. I had my son press the brake down and the shoes didn't even move. I checked the cable and while everything is intact, there is just too much slack for it to work properly. I looked for some cable adjustments, but I couldn't find one. Does anyone else have this problem?
 

LordWayback

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I recently replaced the rear rotors and pads and figured I'd adjust the parking brake as well since I had everything apart and I noticed that it wasn't really working. I adjusted the parking brake shoes but the shoes still weren't grabbing. I had my son press the brake down and the shoes didn't even move. I checked the cable and while everything is intact, there is just too much slack for it to work properly. I looked for some cable adjustments, but I couldn't find one. Does anyone else have this problem?
Assuming gmt800 or disc over drum rear brakes the cables stretch as a known issue the only way also assuming good shoes, maxxed adjusters , is A: new parking brake cables, B: manually adding tension pre brake shoe I do not advise doing it this way even if it’s “safe” parking brakes are technically emergency brakes.
 

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Time for some new parking brake shoes and adjusters. Cleaned up and lubed under the top hat rotor.
 

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Time for some new parking brake shoes and adjusters. Cleaned up and lubed under the top hat rotor.
I wish mine was that simple :pain: on my 01 I did both gonna try adjusting them this weekend to hopefully have a parking brake
 

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