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Dodge srt 4 emergency break needs adjustment

Emergency break won't hold in steep incline anymore. Car will creep down driveway. How to go about adjusting it.

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This type of e-brake should actually adjust each time you engage it. If it no longer holds,the e-brake shoes may need replacment, or the friction surface they contact maybe rusted and not able to hold properly. I recommend you see your mechanic about this. Contact me nd let me know how you make out, or if you need further help.

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