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E brake won't work. How to replace it?


So my e brake does not work as good as it did a couple of years ago. it holds ok when the front of the car is facing down but not when the rear is.
maybe there is a easy fix insted of changeing the whole rear brake system

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Have you tried adjusting it?
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i read on another thread that u could only adjust it if the hanel was easy to pull, mine feel firm and somewhat new
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So the handle is nice and tight when you pull it up huh? The only other thing I can think of is that the rear brakes might just need done. How long has it been since the rear brakes have been serviced? Maybe the rotors are glazed etc. causing the pads to just not have enough good surface to hold to. Since the car is always going forward and the brakes are bedded in that way, it can hold, but going backwards it simply cannot hold.
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yes it is
yea i have never changed any of the brakes eaven the front, its all original stuff from 1998
i guess its about time, is there a thread of how to change the rear brakes?
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Rear E-brakes in a 2g are shoes inside the rotor. Pull the rotor off and check lining thickness and clean. If ok there is an adjuster in there you can adjust so shoes are just touching.
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Heres a tech article on how to change the rear brakes. It's relatively easy. If you change the rotors, you'll need to "run in" the new rotors for the E-brake to seat the shoes. How to: Replace Rear Brakes on 4-Wheel Disc 2g DSM - Team-2G Mitsubishi Forum


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the e-brake is not actually the rear caliper. refer to luv2rallye's post. They are inside of the rear rotor and a separate system, because they are mechanical. Calipers run off your brake lines and are hydraulic. The whole point is that there is a second system in case the hydraulic one fails. Until you can fix it doesnt putting it in gear and using your ebrake hold it?


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More on how to adjust the 2g rear e-brake (parking brake) shoes: Parking brake woes
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the e-brake is not actually the rear caliper. refer to luv2rallye's post. They are inside of the rear rotor and a separate system, because they are mechanical. Calipers run off your brake lines and are hydraulic. The whole point is that there is a second system in case the hydraulic one fails. Until you can fix it doesnt putting it in gear and using your ebrake hold it?
i have a turbo timer so i cant leave it in gear and the e brake can just slightly hold it.
im going to have to take it apart to see exactly what s the deal
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I would check the pads in the rear.
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