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How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

My car can't stay up my driveway without sliding down when I lift the ebrake as high is possible. Is it time for me to get new ebrake? Anyone know the part number? I can't seem to find it on Majestic Honda.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

Search for info about the adjuster nut
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

try adjusting it first. remove the center console and adjust the 2 screws.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

My mechanic adjusted it very tight last time but it's always slid down.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

its because youre supposed to park in gear dude. first gear facing up hill and reverse facing down. i ONLY use my ebrake if its a pretty steep hill
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

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its because youre supposed to park in gear dude. first gear facing up hill and reverse facing down. i ONLY use my ebrake if its a pretty steep hill
I usually do that but I have an autostarter so eBrake has to be up and gear has to be in neutral. I generally park on the side of my road though.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

ahhh i see. cheap and easy solution: just buy wheel chocks. car wont move, ebrake wont wear out as fast, and you can still use the car starter
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

Make sure the spring/clip/thingys aren't broke off the rear calipers, my sisters fourth gen was missing one and she had the same problem for a while, she could pull the ebrake at 60 mph and it wouldnt grab on either side..

There isn't much that can go wrong with an ebrake... so your mechanic did something wrong or something is broke somewhere.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

Well this was my first manual car so about 3 months ago when I bought it, I drove with the ebrake up once for at least 3km before I noticed something was wrong.
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

Before adjusting parking brake, loosen equalizer nut. Start engine, and depress brake pedal several times to set self-adjusting brakes before adjusting parking brake.

1. With rear brakes adjusted, raise and support rear of vehicle. Loosen equalizer nut, and pull parking brake lever up one notch. Tighten equalizer nut until rear wheels drag slightly.

2. Release parking brake lever. Rear wheels should rotate freely. On Prelude, rear wheels should lock when parking brake lever is pulled up 6-10 clicks.




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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

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Make sure the spring/clip/thingys aren't broke off the rear calipers, my sisters fourth gen was missing one and she had the same problem for a while, she could pull the ebrake at 60 mph and it wouldnt grab on either side..

There isn't much that can go wrong with an ebrake... so your mechanic did something wrong or something is broke somewhere.
What clips are you talking about? My ebrake wont lock up the rears at all either...
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Re: How to tell if your E-Brake is worn?

Are your rears properly adjusted and the parking brake linkage intact and functioning?

If not, fix it. If so, just adjust the parking braker.
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