98 CHRYSLER CIRRUS PARKING BRAKE

  • Tiny
  • commonsence3
  • 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 109,000 miles

I have a 98 Chrysler cirrus lxi and something is wrong with the rear brakes. At first the parking brake wouldn't disengage, so I took off the center console and found the the brake cable had come loose from the brake handle. I released the tension on the cable and the parking brake released, but not completely. The wheels will spin now, but not as freely as they should. I tried the remove the brake drum but the adjustment gear will only move about 1 centimeter in either direction. How do I get the drum off?

Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 9:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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Sounds like the rear parking brake cables are sticking. Usually they will release when you flex the outer casings repeatedly.

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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM
  • Tiny
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I Tried the but it didnt do anything. Would that affect the movement of the adjustment gear in the drum?

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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 10:19 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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Nope. It would help the spring-loaded cables relax. That would retract the shoes which are probably catching on a ridge of rust buildup on the edge of the drums.

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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 10:32 PM

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