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Old 09-09-2007, 11:40 PM
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Adjusting the E-brake... mine's currently useless

When I pull my ebrake, it STARTS to work, but the car still rolls... just a tad slower than it would without it on at all. Is there an adjustment somewhere to tighten up the cable?
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Remove the plastic covering that surrounds the ebrake area.

There you will see a 10 or 12mm bolt you simply tighten up the slack.

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Thanks dude. :)
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Hrm. I tightened the **** out of that bolt, and it's still useless. The handle has a lot more resistence when I pull it up now, so it FEELS like it's working, but the car still rolls around as if it has no brake on whatsoever. Any ideas?
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^^Your rear brake caliper(s) is kaput...at least one is.
This happened to me as well...what ya expect? 17+ year old car?!
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yup you need rear calipers
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You sure? The thing brakes just fine. It's also rust free, and super clean. It's been stored in a heated garage for the past 7 years on jackstands. Is there any other adjustment?
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Nope, that's it.
If it doesn't work, you're gonna have to remove the tire and inspect the caliper yourself. The lever that activates the caliper could be possibly seized. :sick:
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