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Parking brake cable

The parking brake lever required a great deal of pressure just to get it to one "click" and eventually I broke the cable trying to set the brake.  The broken cable (closest to the lever; there are four) was replaced and the other cables were checked and found to be free running.  Same problem with required pressure, and the rear drums were pulled.  Mechanism was partly corroded and stiff and that was cleaned up and working freely with decent "play" in the brake lever, now to two "clicks" with reasonable pressure.   Lasted one day and we're back to very heavy foot pressure to get just one "click".  I've stopped using it assuming I'll break that cable again.  It feels like maybe the cable isn't properly routed or something so that I'm not getting the right leverage???   This is an independent shop which possibly is missing some Chrysler information?   Unfortunately, there's only one dealer anywhere near me and I have no trust at all in that dealer.   Any ideas?

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  • WDonald Aug 07, 2008

    Yes, the brake holds okay, and any cables that were binding have been replaced.  Brake shoes were adjusted and that works, but as soon as brake pedal is applied once or twice, the problem is back.  Obviously, there's some sort of ratchet operation going on in the brake pedal which tightens the park brake cable.  So is something likely to go wrong with that ratchet system?

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Has to either a binding cable (rust inside it) or the rear brake shoes are adjusted up to tight. dose the park brake hold?

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  • chad graves Aug 07, 2008

    well the rear brake shoes are self adjusting and have a few problems with people that back down steep hills or driveways. the brakes shoes adjust when backing up and the more force used to stop the tighter they get wich will also tighten the parking brake.

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