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Re: brake warning lining wear
Yes the parking brake uses a small set of brake shoes that act on a drum built into the rear rotor. There is no wear sensors on the parking brakes. There are however wear sensors on the front and rear brake pads. If your brake pad warnig light is on I would have the service brake pads inspected.
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leave the wheels on jack up the body and place on jack stands
remove the suspension arm pins from the body mounts
remove the shocks and drive line
clamp off the body to axle brake line and remove from housing
remove hand brake cables at hand brake end
wheel rear wend out of vehicle
If Disc brakes jack up wheels , make sure the cable is not binding or frozen , pull hand leaver on three clicks, adjust cable till brakes just start to bind, release hand brake and check the wheels are free to turn. Drum brake check cables are free, back off cable till slack, check lining to drum adjusters are free and adjust if need be, pull hand brake on three clicks, adjust cable so brakes just start to bind release hand brake and make sure the wheels are free to turn ,
Hi Well that depends weather you have a drum brake car or a disk brake rear brake car , most early cars had cable to rear brakes and some have rod ,but either should hold on the 3click of hand brake and to park max 5.
Rear brakes with drums could be either worn out linings or oil seals leaking oil onto the brakes and the same with the disk brakes but you may not see the problem untill you remove the drums.
Probably little to none. I had to replace my rear axle once and I damaged the rear brake line, when removing it. I just replaced it with a piece of straight line from the parts store that I hand bent and used a union flange to join it to the factory line.
Hi oakleafwoodw, sounds as if the brake master cylinder has busted a seal allowing the brake fluid to leak by cylinder when you push the brake pedal giving you no or very little pedal pressure....it is located under the hood on the drivers side firewall, you will see all the brake lines attached to it , remove those and the two bolts holding it on,take it with you to auto parts store for a rebuilt one , they will keep your core for rebuilding, other wise you pay a core charge., verify that they have the one you need before hand, get a quart of dot 4 brake fluid, hook it up, and bleed air from the brake lines starting with wheel cylinders in this order Right rear......left rear.....right front.....left front...making sure to keep fluid level topped off in the master cylinder during the whole bleeding process or you will pump air into lines....OK!! caution: you should not drive it until you have good brakes!! you said they still work but if you had to stop suddenly ,it won't do it.
You need to adjust your hand brake (e-brake) you will usually find the adjustment bolt under the console between the front seats, or under the dash, depending on the type of hand brake you have. it looks like two cables going to a crossbar then single cable from the crossbar to the hand brake. at the end of the cross bar will be a nut that you use to adjust the hand brake (make sure you hand brake is off before adjusting it)
Clean around the old brake lines carefully before removing them to prevent any gunk or debris from getting into the brake line connections.
Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap, cover it with some plastic wrap and replace the cap. This prevents too much fluid from leaking out when changing the brake hoses.
Take the tire off of the car and loosen the brake lines at each end. Plug the brake line at the fender to prevent too much fluid leakage. Save the washers and reuse them after removing the old brake line.
Line up the new brake line hex nut with the bracket and hand tighten it before putting the metal clips back on. Tighten with a wrench after the clips are in place.
Make sure to torque the brake lines to the manufacturers' specifications for the brakes to work properly.
Repeat the process for each tire and brake line on your car.
Bleed the brakes as necessary after replacing the brake lines and make sure you have plenty of brake fluid in your reservoir.
you can buy brake line at a parts store that has ends all ready on it . you may have to buy a hand bender if there is sharp bends other wise bend by hand . every bend will shorten length . it is best to take old one off and match up .
Id be inclined to adjust the rear brake shoes How high do you have to lift the hand brake lever?Some service centres/mechanics adjust the hand brake cable and not the shoes as they should because its easier and quicker Its a short cut !!