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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2019, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Emergency Brake

Hey Guys.

I've recently replaced both front and rear rotors/pads OEM and recently noticed that whenever I use the E-brake it's never fully released as the drivetrain starts shaking and once I come to a complete stop it goes away and never come back unless I use the E- brake again.

Brakes were replaced at the dealership. Complained a few times and they coudn't duplicate the issue as I'm sure they never engaged the E-brake.

What do you guys think it could be? E-brake cable I'm thinking? WD40 fix?


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post #2 of 6 Old 08-02-2019, 04:25 AM
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Parking brake is a manual drum located inside the rear rotors. SUPER notorious for the friction material separating from the backing, especially if you don't use them regularly.

You could have another issue related to the cable, but you should be able to tell that in the handle (is the handle feel consistent?).
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Thanks for your reply. The handle wasn't consistent till the dealership adjusted it and now it feels normal but something isn't right as its not fully released.
Lets say I apply the parking brake while filling up at the gas station then release it and start driving with no issues till i'm 5 minutes into driving is when I'll feel the driveline shuddering and it doesn't go away unless I come to a complete stop.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2020, 11:27 AM
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I'm doing my rear brake pads, rotors, shoes and springs and I've have had that same kind of feeling as if one or two of the rear brakes hasn't fully released. By the time I try to fine tune what's happening, it goes away.
Did you ever find a fix?

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Any resolution to this issue? Feeling the pain as well...

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-16-2020, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 2wk View Post
WD40 fix?
Is there some water in there that needs displacing?

WD40 is not a lubricant.

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