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Adjust park brake

1999 chevy silverado . i put on new rotors and i need to know how to adjust the park brake so i can pass the safety.

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Well if there should be a n adjuster on the park brake shoe inside the drum adjust the shoe up untill u feel a bit of drag on the rotor while turning it this is the only way to do it un less you go and buy a micomeeter to measure it

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