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Re: Dodge srt 4 emergency break needs adjustment
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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1 Raise the car on a car lift.
While using a car jack may be tempting, do not use it. A car jack is
much too unstable to properly support a car for long and should at least
be reinforced with safety stands.2 Locate the emergency brake
adjustment. It will be found underneath the car, roughly in the area
where the emergency brake pedal is located in the interior of the car.
3 Adjust the emergency brake using either a screwdriver or a wrench, depending on the make and model of yourvehicle.
The brake line will be visible and in most cases will need to be
tightened. This can be accomplished by turning the emergency brake
adjustment so the line becomes tighter.4 Test the emergency brake again
by parking on a sloping road and engaging the emergency brake, again
noting at what point it engages when it has beenpressed and at what
point it is fully engaged.5 Repeat the adjustment process
until the emergency brake will engage properly. Take care not to adjust
the emergency brake too tight, or it will always be engaged, which will
damage your hydraulic brakes as well as the emergency brake.
happens to me allot,it will go in gear but you will have to apply allot more pressure than normal to get it out of park,the steeper the incline the harder you will have to pull on gear shifter( you will almost think your going to break the shifter,but you wont) to keep it from happening next time,when you pull in and put in park before you let off brake pedal apply the emergency brake,and when you get back in car to leave,start and put in gear then release the emergency brake.....
Make sure self adjusters are turned all the way in. If emergency cable is sticking or stuck it will hold shoes out to far. Need to grab e- cables by casing & wiggle up & down till shoes sit flush with pin.
If you have disc brakes in the rear it is very simple. The rear disc has a inner drum that has small brake shoes. These shoes rarely wear out. To adjust it take off the rear tire. Inside the rear of the unit is a little rubber plug. Remove it. Inside is a clicker that can be adjusted with a small screwdriver. One way on the clicker will tighten the other loosen. Spin the rear wheel hub until you feel it tighten as you move the clicker expander. You will feel the hub getting tigher harder to turn and hear the pads making contact with the inner drum. Repeat on the other rear drum. They are supposed to be self adjusting, but I find this not true.