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how to disengage parking brake
Posted 29 July 2003 - 08:58 AM
Its been smoking because it is stuck on.
Can anyone give me a step by step? Thanks
Posted 29 July 2003 - 10:37 AM
remove caliper-- drop the bolts and knock it off. easier than it sounds, but be patient. pry bar and hammer... then use needle nose pliers or the "brake tool" to actually twist the piston in, clockwise if I recall. It has holes or ridges on the surface just for this. this resets the e-brake self-adjuster.
how did it get like this to start with?
other possible cause is rusted calliper/piston, in which case it's time for a rebuild/replace. rebuild is easier than you'd think, too.pull it apart, remove rust with fine grade steel wool. insert new seals, assemble.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 10:55 AM
Your caliper is stuck. You might be able to take it apart, clean it up and lube everything good, and have it still work. If not, you'll need a new caliper.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 12:07 PM
My shop guy had told me that Loyals have a parking brake assembly on the passenger's front tire and I was to pry the arm to disengage the parking brake as a temp fix.
All I saw was a coil and bolt assembly and wanted to check before prying the wrong thing.
Make any sence to you?
yeah, its rusty- good ol' Vermont.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 02:36 PM
Posted 29 July 2003 - 03:33 PM
The hill holder works on diagonally opposed wheels, since it only holds brake line pressure in one circuit. Maybe that is part of the confusion??
If one caliper is bad, replace both, or the car might pull to one side during braking.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 04:10 PM
My shop guy had told me that Loyals have a parking brake assembly on the passenger's front tire and I was to pry the arm to disengage the parking brake as a temp fix.[/quote]
So what is it? A loyal or legacy?
Some of the older subes did have parking brake on the front. The legacy did not.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 30 July 2003 - 08:06 AM
Posted 30 July 2003 - 08:09 AM
This board gave me more info so far......
But I wonder if I am even looking at the right assembly. There only seems to be one.
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