Emergency Brake on 2002 Chevy Blazer


Old 06-29-11, 12:27 PM
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Emergency Brake on 2002 Chevy Blazer

Have a 2002 Chevy Blazer 4x4 with 4.3 liter with 104k miles. It won’t pass safety inspection because when you push down the emergency brake the pedal goes down and stays but does not hold the Blazer in place. I replaced the disc pads because they were worn down almost to the sounding arms. But, still, no working emergency brake.
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Old 06-29-11, 12:33 PM
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The cable needs adjusting I would imagine? Either under the vehicle or at the pedal.

Autozone has instructions at their site...
Old 06-29-11, 02:32 PM
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I would kind of agree with gunguy, but I have never adjusted a emergency brake cable in my life.

Did you bleed the brakes?
Is there fuid in the brake fluid resovoir?

I think there are seperate pads for the parking brake. Did you change those. Also I read something about rear calibers are aluminum and bind. Says they should be replaced. Although thats unrelated to the parking brake.

Also did you change the rotors? They may have been glazed and you need to scuff them up. If new then there is a set in procedure to set the pads and rotors. Otherewise you wont stop well.

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Old 06-29-11, 06:24 PM
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ahem... don't start me on GM parking brakes with one large shoe... ain't worth a flip on almost new cars; multiple complaints on them not holding in GM forums. my Silverado is the same way - goes down to the floor, and almost like it's not there. mine is 2000. i think they finally changed design, but generally it sucks.
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