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Re: [T3] Parking Brake


On 3 Oct 2005 at 14:28, Ben Mungkornpanich wrote:

> So I adjusted the stars on my rear brakes this weekend and now I'm stopping 
> really smooth, but the one thing I noticed is my parking brake doesnt seem 
> to be working at all...it didn't work well at all before I did the brake 
> ajusting.

If it's working worse now that it was before you did your brake work, then you 
must have left something disconnected or left a part out when you were working 
on the brakes. Did you hook the rear ends of the cables to the actuating arms 
attached to the rear shoes? Did you install the bar that seems to bridge 
between the 2 shoes above the axle?

You should also verify that the cables are seated correctly in the lever assy.

In general, if you adjust the brakes and tighten them up, it will also tighten 
up the parking brake. Separate adjustment of the parking brake cable is usually 
only necessary when you replace a cable.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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