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Emergency brake adjusment .Brake does not hold

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Pick one or all

1) you need new rear brake shoes

2) you need to adjust the rear brake shoes

3) someone has to get under the vehicle and take the slack out of the parking brake cable which has stretched over the years. the adjustment hardware will be rusted solid and a new cable set will be needed, these are sold at parts stores. one end will have to be fished up through the floorboard to the pedal or handle and the ends of the other two cables will be fished into the back of the brake drums.
use your cell phone camera and take a picture of the "before" cabling. an owner fix job will usually result in the cables dragging on the ground unless you feed them back through the provided guides.

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