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05-14-2013, 09:39 PM
Is there a way to tighten the cable/handle, or do the cables just need replacing? Brake works *okay* just needs to be pulled almost all the way up to hold the car and its not very solid, i.e. can still be rolled or pushed a bit if the brake is applied, and it doesn't feel like its engaging all the way.

Or new parking brake shoes?

05-15-2013, 03:24 PM
There is a way to adjust the pressure that the cable puts on the shoe. It's an adjuster that spreads the shoe slightly (kind of pre-loading it) before the cable is pulled. If that doesn't work, then the shoes may be worn down and you might have to replace them.

I cover it in this thread here, post 17.