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Parking or emergency Brake problem

Replaced all rotors and pads and also the horseshoe type brake shoes inside the back wheel rotors now I have no emergency brake and everything is new What gives with this ?? There must be some adjustment somewhere that I need to adjust to fix this problem .
The vehicle is a 2005 Jimmy ( GMC) Thanks for any info:)

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  • ralph815 Aug 08, 2008

    Thanks that was just what I was looking for and it worked like a charm

  • ken21d127 Dec 03, 2008

    have the same problem w/ 2002 gmc envoy

  • jrgbdr Mar 16, 2009

    2002 gmc no e brakes

  • dianapati78 Mar 18, 2009

    I have a ford expedition 97 the brakes are new but sometimes they get hard and I can't brakes I tried using the emergency brake just to find out they don't work my car just keeps going the brake cable is not broken. I have no idea whats wrong. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. D

  • hamiltoncoup
    hamiltoncoup Nov 06, 2012

    Cars don't have "Horseshoes", only horses do, lol. You're refering to parking brake shoes.

  • hamiltoncoup
    hamiltoncoup Nov 06, 2012

    There is a adjuster between 2 parking brake shoes. It is a small wheel with "teeth". Turn it downwards until you feel "drag" on the disc assembly. For fine tuning, you can adjust the cable from inside the car. Ir is located under the hand-lever of the emergency brake. Brake should start engaging after 2-3 clicks. Turn screw clockwise to increase tention.

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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.

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