Parking brake damage

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Old 05-29-07, 03:26 PM
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Parking brake damage

I left the parking brake on my 2007 Toyota Corolla for about 10 minutes while driving 45 mph. The back area started smoking and I took off the parking brake. The car still stops with no problems. What damage did I do to my rear brakes?
 
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Old 05-29-07, 03:33 PM
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do you have disc or drum rear brakes?

Chances are you should replace the shoes or pads. Probably heat cracked them. Resurface the drums or rotors (probably glazed). If you did not lose your pedal, you didn;t boil the brake fluid but it wouldn;t hurt to flush the hydraulics.

You probably didn;t do anything catastrophic. A full brake job (including hardware) should take care of most any problem you may have caused.
 
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Thanks for your quick reply and comments!
 
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