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Old 04-21-2003, 07:42 AM
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Default Parking brake

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The parking brake is too weak on my bird. The ordinary brakes are good. I have trying to tighten the brake cables at the equalizer rod to remove all slack. The problem is that if I have adjusted the equalizer so the brake shoes are not against the drum the equalizer lever goes to its stop before the brake is fully engaged. I think itís a very short distance for the cable (behind the equalizer lever) between a fully released parking brake handle and fully engaged brakes. Maybe new brake shoes (thicker) are the solution? Any hints would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:50 PM
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Default RE: Parking brake

Have you properly adjusted the rear brake shoes? They might not be close enough to the drum.

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Old 04-21-2003, 05:29 PM
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Thanks,
Yes I think so. I expanded the adjusting screw until the shoes drag against the drum, then I backed of the adjusting screw around 14 notches, as described in the shop manual. Perhaps 14 notches is to much?

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