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Parking brakes, doesn’t hold the car on small hill.

Hey guys,
Today I have notice in my wife’s Mo, when its on our driveway, its kind of steep, and trany is in N car still rolls down the hill.

Quick question, i know its hard to tell but how do I check if parking brakes working as expecting and hill is too steep? Or it needs some tweaking, how hard is this work?

My car has electric parking brakes (if it matter) and it hold the car no problem, even my car heavier at least 1K Lbs.

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Hi dand,
Put the car in drive with the parking brake on, the car should not move forward, that's one way to test it.
Parking brakes should stop the car from moving forward or backward, even on a steep hill, the drums are on the rear tires.



I can't recall exactly, but the manual states you should hear 10clicks before you can't push it anymore.



There is a way you can adjust the parking brake, but it is not that easy, you need to remove the rear tires and rotors to have access to the brake drums, and use screwdriver to adjust it.

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Thank you assad, looks like it is a time to call a dealer, see how much they will charge for that.

If I will be doing this, what kind of adjustments are we talking about and what to expect?

As I can picture there are pads inside drums, which holds the car, and potentially need to be replaced.
What Im missing?


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The parking brake mechanism is simple, there are 2 disc pads on opposite side of the rotor, that pushes against the rotor when you apply the parking brakes.


Basically, the rotor should not be spinning when you apply the brakes.

Remove the rear tire, and if you are able to spin the rotor with your bare hands with the parking brakes applied, then it needs adjusting.

It is pretty simple to adjust, just follow the service manual (PB-4), I am attaching that section, but I recommend you get the service manual and open the section PB, it will tell you how to adjust it with a screwdriver.


This is when I was changing my brake pads, you can see the 2 disk pads after I removed the rotor, and the spring that holds the wheel you need to turn UP/DOWN with a flat head screwdriver to adjust.
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The parking brake mechanism is simple, there are 2 disc pads on opposite side of the rotor, that pushes against the rotor when you apply the parking brakes.


Basically, the rotor should not be spinning when you apply the brakes.

Remove the rear tire, and if you are able to spin the rotor with your bare hands with the parking brakes applied, then it needs adjusting.

It is pretty simple to adjust, just follow the service manual (PB-4), I am attaching that section, but I recommend you get the service manual and open the section PB, it will tell you how to adjust it with a screwdriver.


This is when I was changing my brake pads, you can see the 2 disk pads after I removed the rotor, and the spring that holds the wheel you need to turn UP/DOWN with a flat head screwdriver to adjust.

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+1 Assad you are the man!
Thank you so much.


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