2001 Chevy Suburban

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Old 06-16-08, 06:17 PM
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Question 2001 Chevy Suburban

I replaced the rear brake pads and the emergency brake shoes on my 2001 suburban. Problem is now I have too much play in my emergency brake pedal. I checked the cable adjustment underneath and it is set all the way back. The emergency brake holds fine but you have to press it down more than 1/2 way to get it to hold.

Is there any other way to adjust the cable or the emergency brakes?

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Old 06-17-08, 05:28 PM
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Was there a "STAR-WHEEL" on the parking brake mechanism? If so it adjusts the same as conventional drum brakes. If not , the cables are probably stretched and should be replaced.
 
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Old 06-17-08, 08:54 PM
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Star Wheel

Yes - I believe there is one. I do know that it screws in and out because I had to adjust it in to make the end of the emergency brake shoe fit slide down over it. Do I need to take the rotor off again and adust it or should I just go get a new cable? You're probably right that the cable is stretched a little. Thx for the advice.
 
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Old 06-18-08, 04:11 PM
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Probably not, there should be a rubber plug on the backing plate , that gets removed to access the star wheel. Tightening the star will likely help drastically, Since cable stretch would need to be extremely severe to cause what youve described.
 
 

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