Post by mnaylor1989 on Apr 3, 2018 22:06:09 GMT -5
I just replaced both of my park brake cables tonight and here is what I would look at. Did you jack up the vehicle and see if you can turn the wheel by hand? Can you lift the lever that the cable connects to for the park brake at the rear wheel? Does it make any change to spinning the wheel by hand? If you cannot move that lever I would take a wrench and loosen the nut on the bolt that goes into the park brake. See if you can tighten the bolt once the nut is loose. Does that change anything? If that does not do anything remove the two bolts from the park brake holding it onto the wheel and see if you can move the bolt without it attached. Can you spin the wheel with that piece removed? If not then it might be the regular brakes.
To adjust after you put the park brake back on and have everything in place. With the nut on the bolt loose you tighten the bolt until the wheel does not move. Back off the bolt about a 1/4 to 1/2 turn and tighten the nut. You might also have to go underneath the vehicle and adjust the cables at the connector that goes to the handle if needed. I do not have any pictures at the moment, but I can take some if needed. Hope this helps.
I am hoping to get back into it this summer. Finding the days to make them has been a challenge lately. And it can take all day to make one with the work, editing and all. I do want to get some more out though to cover more topics, areas and issues.
You said everything works fine. When you set the E-brake now does it release as it should. The older models had weak springs that wasn't strong enough to fully release the brake. I believe they fixed that issue on the newer models. At least I haven't heard any complaints about it in a while. If that is your problem then your just basically doubling the spring. Just find one that will slide over your existing spring and you will have to add a flatwasher. If your brake starts to hang up or drag while you're driving it then the problem is probably at the master cylinder.