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Bertrand

Emergency Brake

So my emergency brake doesn't work. What is it that I need to look for to find the problem?
When I pull it, it does absolutely nothing. I have pulled it on the highway before, and I kept going as if it was never pulled.
4dred6

try adjusting the cable tension. You have to remove the handbrake handle cover. And pull the carpet just a bit. You cant miss it its a 12mm nut.

Is it drums? Or disk?
Bertrand

It is drums.
So I tightened the nut and all it did has make it damn near impossible to pull. lol
After talking with the previous owner to get a back story on it, he said he was trying to make a light before it turned red, and sped up to make it. It turned red before he got there, a cop was the other street light adjacent to it, so he slammed on the brakes and pulled the e-brake. He said the cords are stretched out now.
So is that actually the problem? If so, what do I do now? If not, then what could it be?
Bertrand

Of course, I say drums because that is what the previous owner said. I honestly couldn't tell you what drums on a car looks like.
So here is a Drum Bike instead.
Jose

hello

May be you can tightened the nut and some else.
4dred6

Bertrand wrote:
so he slammed on the brakes and pulled
the e-brake. He said the cords are stretched out now.
So is that actually the problem?


BS. how are the front brakes? try replacing the rear brakes.
Bertrand

4dred6 wrote:
Bertrand wrote:
so he slammed on the brakes and pulled
the e-brake. He said the cords are stretched out now.
So is that actually the problem?


BS. how are the front brakes? try replacing the rear brakes.


He said they had to replace the drums, or something like that.
The front brakes are fine. I haven't tried replacing the rear brakes. As I said, I don't know what could be the problem.

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