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Emergency Brake Loss

I have a 2001 Corolla CE plus, I replaced the rear shoes and they seem fine, but my emergency brake isn't as tight as it was. Should I make an adjustment to the hand brake cable, should the brake shoes be readjusted or have I overlooked something? I checked and rechecked each side before I reassembled the drums and tires, this is the first time I have encountered this problem. Sidenote: the handbrake tension did become tighter after several applications of the handbrake handle.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    new shoes put in and adjusted but when you apply handbrake they do not work but left side locks up when handbrake is off

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Good day;
After you put it all back together did you drive the car in reverse then apply park brake? If not give this a try, just use your hand park to stop the car, these should fix the problem,Let me know how you made out.

Cheers

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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    jh3325 Jul 21, 2012

    thanks! i had way too much slack in parking brake cable. i had to idle in reverse and apply parking brake about 30 times to get the proper adjustment. but it worked!

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