Awhile back I posted a question about no emergency brake on my 01 Silverado.
It turns out the #%&*^$ at the factory. Rather than adjust the shoe He
tightened the cable all the way. The shoes were worn uneven. I replaced the
shoes had the drums turned and am back with a brake. FYI they can turn the
inside drum for the emergency shoes.
I bought the 12" dial veneer calipers for adjusting at mscdirect.com.
$40.00 According to the fac manual the clearance should be .026 inch
according to the instructional packing sheet 209.6 +- 0.1 od on shoes I
assume this is for a new drum
Hope this helps someone else
I now have 50,000 miles
1 tranny selector switch under warranty and one caliper and rear shoes The
front ones are still in good shape
I STILL HATE DODGE Their warranty means nothing
because they don't honor it. Their vehicles are a nightmare
That's the way it's supposed to be. I hope you didn't try to use
the cable as an adjusting point. The only true adjustment is at
the park brake shoe itself. They wear un-evenly due to a design
problem with the brake shoe retainer. If you put new GM brake
shoes on, they should come with the new style retainer.
Remember, a little product knowledge will keep you from
placing blame where it has no business being.
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