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Old 01-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Come to a stop using the e-brake, this will clean the surface of the e-brake shoes and rotor, which are just a very small, cable actuated, drum brakes inside your rear rotors. The e-brake shoes are slightly biased in terms of what direction they work in, so if you want your cars e-brake to work better in the reversing direction, apply the brakes while reversing, etc.

If you have to pull the handle up more than the normal amount of clicks listed in (I think) the owners manual, you should adjust the tightness of the handbrake cables.

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