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Old 03-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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how tight should this thing be? with 1 full pump down, i cant get the rears to lock up, from 0mph or 30mph...

its impossible to power brake it...

i know how to tighten it...but i wanna know how much
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I push mine down, and i cant move the car when it is in drive
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can you lock them up on a dry road at 20 mph?
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on good dry roads an e brake isn't going to be able to do much. It'* pretty weak IMO, on ANY car.

I can move if my car if hte parking break is jumped on, it'* not easy, but it'll move....
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Gentleman...the "E-brake" is no longer the 1950-60 Emergency Brake as some of us will remember. It is a Parking Brake...as it is not made to stop the car.
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well i did adjust mine....the cable was very loose...

works great now
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Andy... you have transmission troubles there'* no need to seal it'* fate with a power brake
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