Holds the car a treat on all but steepest slopes, but still too many clicks and effort needed to apply it. I have not found any reasonable solution online. I also need to inspect the tensioning mechanism for the parking brake, as mine has started to weaken over the past couple of weeks. By all means go ahead and change your shoes but I would not expect you to realistically get a better reading next year by doing so. Should I drive it around for half an hour pumping the parking brake and get it re-tested, or should I think about replacing shoes, adjusting cables etc. I just replaced the rear rotors, pads, spring set and park brake shoes with the very clear explanation, video images and helpful comments provided.
Make sure the brake shoes are properly adjusted. Near side rear is fine, Off side rear refuses to work. Bleeding the brakes was a no-brainer with the Gunson Eezibleed kit. Do that while lightly easing the vehicle in reverse if parked downhill to take pressure of the brake or in drive if parked uphill. Brake appears to be holding, but car will move when driven with handbrake on. In my opinion I think that the corrosion that builds up adds extra friction and thus a better reading.
Little did I know what I was getting myself into when I made this purchase. Wife took the car in so didn't pump the brake while moving to prep it, and I must admit, I've been a bit forgetful lately to do it myself periodically. No idea if this would work! I have tried poking my fingers in and have examined the side that is working to see how the mechanism works. Rotate the star wheel like you would if you were adjusting drum brakes. Now, upon taking the car out for a 10 minute test run on completion, initially had a screeching noise pulling out of the driveway, and could feel the handbrake pulling against the car when accelerating. I tried everything I could to get the discs over the shoes but couldn't get them on, as I said, without forcing them over and damaging the shoes.
This happens on a random basis and in the past 10 days it has activated 3 times. The issue began while driving at about 70mph on the highway. Let me know if this works for you. So far my car has been in the shop 5 days with no current resolution to the problem. A true result and an easy thing to do.
Good luck Jul 07, 2009. I had driven each if the three sub-zero days and on the third day drove about a mile, parked for about an hour then came home to get my phone. Thank you for taking the time to put this brake job on video. The best setting is, when you can still turn the drum with your hands, but you already hear that inside the drum the brake pads are slightly in contact with the drum. There is a procedure for doing that, and involves a little bit of work, nothing terrible, but you wanna take your time when doing it. This goes back to the small size of brake drums on rear wheels.
Anyone experienced this before or any ideas? Office colleague has same car and same problem. Mike Hi I have the same low efficiency on our parking break, but if you do 100m along the road with it on, it sorts it for another couple of months. It happened when battery goes very low. Left front axle bolt had backed out causing faulty reading from tone ring. Purchased a set of shoes from my local dealership this morning, and then set to taking all apart again to re-fit correct shoes. I've removed the drivers footwell side panel centre consol , can see where the cables runs, but there is no adjuster in there. This is what has prompted me to change the associated parts.
Then it will not unlock unless you hit lock, then unlock. Regards, Chris No the discs were Eiger from euro, and pads were mintex from a site called Mick's Garage, with the box showing that they were for an S80. Upon returning home getting out of the car, I could smell a slight burning smell, with the wheels hot to the touch, but the discs even hotter enough to burn my fingers upon touching Don't really fancy taking it all apart again, but suppose I will have to, but at a loss what to try next i. If I just get ethylene glycol base will that work?. Dealer detected brake vacuum pump continues to run after engine is turned off and vehicle is parked. I have not adjusted my emergency brakes yet.
Once it was up on the flat bed tow truck the driver pointed out big splits in the tank. After I get my garage cleaned out this weekend I will see if I can get a video done. Zimmerman Coating is something I have never heard of…I know the oily substance that you find on new brake rotors, and most other metal replacement parts, is called cosmoline, which is just a corrosion and rust inhibitor. There was nothing that crossed in front of my car. I have a 1995 t5 that is currently in dry dock so can use for parts etc.