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Old 02-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Question Rear Brakes & E Brake Info Required

1997 Pk Ave has ABS-Rotors rear.
Does anyone have a link to or diagram of the rear brake set up?
Is the Emergency brake a set of shoes/spring kit? located inside the hub?
Anything special about installing new rotors and doing what ever else this car needs for all new rear brakes? Thanks for any insight on this new 2 me car.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Ok will try that again..beside rotors and pad on rear how does the ebrake work or parts needed?
Got a diagram or link to one please...!!???
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Not really sure on this one sir. My Blazer uses a secondary set of pads inside the rear brake rotor for a parking brake. On some other rear disc vehicles, the parking brake connects directly to the caliper.

Besides pads, and rotors, I am not sure what else you would need for common replaced brake parts.

What you could do, ask the store for the parking brake hardware kit and see what they give you. Some places like Autozone can print you out a diagram, but it'* not all that great.

If you really need to, you could get a subscription to AllData for about $15. Well worth it.
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Thanks for reply Mike. Ya I went to a Gm site and confusing as to what it really has as far as e-brake. I need to get the FSM'* for this car. I recently had the car to a shop for inspection & other service work, he had the wheels off and I think he has access to the online FSM pro site. Will ask him to look at what exactly the car has and if It needs spring kit and shoes etc. I am hoping it does not have all that crap and simply applies ebrake though disc calipers. THX will post back when I know what is happening with this ride.
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It would be very beneficial to other members here on the forum if you could take pictures of the work you do. LOTS of pictures. We could turn it into a Tech Info thread for the forum.
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If it is like my Riv, and I think it is, you got your wish. The caliper pistons are internally threaded and screw in and out for park brake operation and adjustment.
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I'll try to find something with pics for you, so far all I can find is info without pics.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6579630_chan...-97-buick.html

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t1832223-c...97_park_avenue

:o I tried to find something better than this for a video, but this should answer your parking break question, and help with that.
I second the motion to get pics as you do this, as there is not a good pic by pic write up for this that I can find.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2327071_re...m-caliper.html


As for the hardware, if you grab the caliper and try to move it right to left a little it should move a little fairly freely, if it doesn't your caliper pins could be seizing, or could need cleaning/re-greasing.
If you replace those pins I see something about the top as being not removed during normal break service, so you may have to do something to get that pin out/replaced if necessary.

Hopefully that helps a little.
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Ya it is good news on the 97PA. Ebrake is attached to caliper so no shoes etc.
Will get FSM before I tackle this job. A few points for adjustment of cable etc to learn.
Got about 30% pads left but want fresh rear'* soon. Will get on ebay and find set FSM'*!
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Is it my imagination, or is it really wet from brake fluid at the hose/caliper area?
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The brake fluid is always at same level. Will keep an eye on it.
It'* always raining here so it'* hard to tell.
Tires do throw lots of wet debris etc but....it does appear to be oily!
One thing is for sure it will get it all cleaned up and close inspections due before replacement for sure.
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