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Date registered: May 2006
Location: South Texas
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|Photo DIY- Parking/Emergency Brake Shoe R/R|
Well, "While I'm at it.... WHY Not Do the Parking/Emergency Brake??? It *IS* a very Important Component to the Braking System, ?NO?"
Uffff, Big mistake.
This Job was quite the pain in the Ca-tukus!! I would not recommend it for the "Faint of Heart".
*MAJOR CAVEAT TO ALL- THIS IS NOT THE WIS-Specified WAY OF DOING THIS PROCEDURE!!!!!*
With the Advice of my Dealer-Shop-Foreman-Friend, he thought I could get away WITHOUT taking the Rear Exhaust Apart.... Removing the Rear Seats.... Lot's of "Extra" steps in order to De-Tension the Parking Brake Automatic Tensioning System.
Sooooo, I was **EXTREMELY CAREFUL** to not let the Parking Brake Tensioning Plate at the Bottom, become Dislodged!!
If I had it to do over again, I DON'T think I would have tackled the job.
Getting the Retracting Springs back in took QUITE a long time!!
Anyhooo, since I did the work, I might as well show the NON-STANDARD method I came up with.
It is NOT intended as a guide, and I would suggest you Consult Manual/WIS and do it the "By-the-Book" method. This is for your entertainment value/Laughing at me purposes ONLY.
Please See the "Rear Brake Pad/Rotor R/R" Post to get to the point where you can remove the rear Shoes:
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