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I have been told that my brake problem on my 1998 Chevy Silverado is the park brake cable. It is freyed and not connected and was told that it keeps the back brake shoes adjusted. Without it they cannot be adjusted. My brake peddle goes nearly all the way down. What can I do and is this true?

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Hello charlesk_moo,

I'm sorry to tell you but that is simply not true.

The brakes have an adjuster that can be adjusted. There could be another issue, check the wheel cylinders to see if they might be leaking. To do this you will need to look inside the rubber cubs on each end of the wheel cylinder, pry them back with a small screwdriver. If there is brake in them they are leaking and need to be replaced.


Posted on Mar 24, 2011

  • Jerry Van Sickle Mar 24, 2011

    This should have read; If there is brake fluid in them they are leaking and need to be replaced.



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