emegancy brake wont hold

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by blastit116, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. how do i adjust it to make it be able to hold with the handle all the way i can still push the car
  2. somebody want to post me an answer please
  3. good question, im sure someone smarter will post ;o)
  4. either your shoes are worn or not adjusting properly..
    either case you have to take the back tires and drums off
    check and see how worn the shoes are
    if worn out replace them
    otherwise the self adjuster is the gear shaped thing on the bottom that spreads the shoes out. spin it to spread the shoes out farther so that the drum fits on snuggly when you put it back on...

    this should fix the parking brake problem
  5. stang e-brakes dont hold very well. even with the hardest yank the car still move a bit.
  6. you need new pads probably. My Ebrake wouldnt work regardless of how adjusted they were with my old pads (worn to rivets) after replaceing pads and drums they work Very well, (almost too well)

  7. If you have a manual transmission, just leave it in first when you park. That's what I do, and it works way better than my e-brake.