What the F am I doing wrong? Park brake shoes replacement
Hi fellas, hopefully someone can help me because I am seriously scratching my head on this one.
The Jeep park brake didnít work when I got it, you could pull it all the way to the top with it only slightly braking the car. I grabbed some new shoes to fix this issue, put them in this morning but still no joy!
I inspected everything and it looks like it is all working OK, put them back in the same way I took them out but when I spin the wheel freely I can feel it grabbing a little. I went for a drive, pulled the handbrake and nothing happened, did it again and it tightned up nicely so the lever was only about half way up (automatic adjustment I guess). I left the manual adjusters on the wheels at the minimum amount but after a quick drive I could smell the brakes pretty bad. Wheel was relatively warm to touch also, seems like they are rubbing somehow.
The handbrake doesnít even slow the car down at the moment, I assume I just need to adjust the shoes via the manual adjustment but the way it is now I donít want to tighten them anymore!
Anyone have any idea where to start? Could they not be releasing fully or something like that?
Thanks for any help!