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Old 06-19-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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how hard should it hold?, I only use it when imparked at an angle so that the shifter doesn't get jamed when the car rolls after put in park, today i found that the light on the dash doesn't come on anymore... i decided to see what would happen and i pushed the E-brake pedal all the way down and hit the gas and i started rolling....not sliding any tires just rolling...did it again pedal to the floor...rolling just a bit faster...nothing sliding...is that normal or would it be the pads worn or something? it holds the car well, i have parked on pretty steep driveways recently and it holds fine...and the E-brake only does the rear tires am i correct?
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That is normal... The system may need some adjustment, but it sounds like your is functioning..

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It is meant as an emergency assist and or an aid on hills.

As Don mentioned, it'* very normal for the wheels to turn..however if you put it in gear and don't tough the gas..it should hold you still.
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yeps it stays still....i know it was working just thought it was wearing down or something...
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One thing that should be mentioned around from time to time...

Use your E brake once/twice a month..keep it working well. Otherwise..when you got to use it..it'll freeze up and not unlock. leaving you stuck with dragging brakes that'll heat up pretty quick.

(I never used to use mine...but now I do)
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the E-brake only does the rear tires am i correct?
Correct, rear brakes are the park brake. Sounds like yours may need a minor adjust. Park brake pedal shouldn't bottom out. Also, the brake warning should be illuminated with park brake engaged and ign. on.
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