Emergency brake shoe install
The other day I bought some new rotors and e brake shoes. When I went to install them I made sure the brake lever was down all the way and I took the star adjuster all the way in. My problem is when I installed the rotor the shoes were really tight going on. One side went on snug, but once I got all the way in it was fine. The other side on the other hand went on tight all the way and once I got it on it was so tight I could not turn the rotor at all. My question is what did I do wrong. I have read a few threads and people are saying that there is no adjustment on the cable at all. Like I said before I had the star adjuster all the way in and the brake lever down all the way? Can anyone help me out on this one. Thanks
My past experiences with drum brakes, I've always set them with some drag to "burn" them in a bit which would give you nice tight e-brake. This could be the same idea being used from the manufacturer, especially since you have everything adjusted to its max.
I just don't understand why one side is fine and the other is tight when they are both run off of the same length of cable and same lever. I paid $150.00 Cdn. for them, so I don't really want to wear them out that quick. Thanks for the reply, but is there anyone else that has any thoughts on this.
There is adjustment at both rotors for both e brake tensions...if that makes sense. The star adjuster that you mentioned did you do teh same thing for both sides? If not that should be your problem.
Originally Posted by Unknown303 View Post
The lever gets a new grip on the cable every time you use it.
Here is a pic of the adjusters.
Here is a pic of the access to the adjuster without removing the drum. A little more difficult to do, but can be done.
Is there anyone out there that has replaced their own rotors and e brake shoes? I installed mine and there is one side that is still getting hot after I installed it and the adjuster is all the way in. I have read that there is no adjustment on the cable, so what have I done wrong.
Do you by chance have a lift on the jeep and the e-brake cables still attached to the body? I did shoes on a local guy's because when he lifted the cables got pulled tight and were dragging the shoes all the time.
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