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I need to replace the parking brake pads on my 2005 2500hd. The brakes are disk, but the parking brake is a drum system using the inside of the rotor as the drum

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    michael sinclair May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Parking or emergency Brake problem

Check the hardware for the drum emergency brake inside the the rear disc brakes, these pads are for your emergency brake, there should be an adjustment bolt that just sits between the two pads. Also, check the cables running to this set of pads to make sure they were connected properly. After you have checked the drum emergency brake, follow the cables in the undercarriage and look for the point at which they combine to another single cable, this is the point where the actual cable pressure adjustment is located.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 rear brakes

Hi joelalthomas, if they replaced your brakes and you never even made it home they had better warranty the work and as for the "it was a common problem on 2002-2004 trucks" well check for Chevy recalls as this is a safety issue that would have been corrected at no expense to the vehicle owner, do a little more research my friend and let me know what happens, I will check around a little as well in the meantime I would find a new garage.Do not pay any more as you said your brakes worked fine until they worked on it good luck to you As for your 4x4 did you look at the left side when you did the right side? and were they bled off properly? you can visually check to see if the calipers are functioning

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment


Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)

Tools Required

j 21177-A Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance Gage

Park Brake Shoe Adjustment

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution.

Important: The park brake shoes must be adjusted before the park brake cable tension is adjusted.Set the J 21177-A so it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor

  1. Position the J 21177-A over the shoe and the lining at the widest point.
  2. Turn the adjuster nut until the lining just contacts the J 21177-A. Park brake shoe to brake rotor clearance: 0.6604 mm (0.026 in)
  3. Repeat steps 1-3 for the opposite side.
Park Brake Cable Tension Adjustment

Important: Before you adjust the park brake cable tension, verify that the park brake shoes are adjusted to provide a clearance of 0.6604 mm (0.026 in) and the rear disc brake rotors are installed.

  1. Verify the self adjuster lock-out pin has been removed.
  2. Fully apply and release the park brake pedal 3 times.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: ABS/Brake Light on GMC Envoy Dash

Hi, I had the same problem on my Voy 2005 and after I checked the ABS sensors and repaired EBCM ground under driver's door it was the ignition swich that I got from autowreckers for $50.00 and it fix the problem. I had this swich already replaced under warranty.
Job takes 30 min and is easy dealer wants aprox $250.00 to do it

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: can not remove rear brake rotor on 2500hd caliper

If you have the parking brake system located in the center of the rotor, (the parking brake cable goes inside the "hub" area, and not to the caliper) you have the internal parking brake shoes. The problem is that the drum part gets a rust lip built up and it's very difficult to pull off the rotor because it hangs up. Usually forcing it off stresses some of the hardware inside, but there is not much of an option.

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What you need to do is make a decision about how much work you really want to do to fix this correctly. Your best bet is to take off the rear rotors or drums and inspect the rear shoes or pads BEFORE making any attempt at tightening the system.

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