WHY DOES THE HAND BRAKE HAVE NO TENSION AFTER REPLACING REAR BRAKE DRUMS, SHOES AND SPRING HARDWARE?

2005 Hyundai Elantra

Tiny

whitytdw

August, 15, 2012 AT 6:34 PM

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS = Replaced rear brake shoes, drums and spring hardware, Now the hand brake has no tension and raises all the way up. What should I check? I know I connected the hand brake cables to the rear shoe arms correctly.

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5 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 15, 2012 AT 6:36 PM

Double check the arms again and the center bar is seated correctly.

Roy

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 15, 2012 AT 8:01 PM

Did you adjust the brake shoes?

Tiny

whitytdw

August, 16, 2012 AT 2:32 AM

To KHLow2008 - yes I adjusted the brake shoes in accordance with instruction of turning the adjuster until drums have slight drag of shoes incontact with drums.

Tiny

mhpautos

August, 16, 2012 AT 8:55 AM

Back off hand brake adjuster and re adjust foot brake, then adjust the hand brake again.

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 16, 2012 AT 9:07 AM

High possibility something had not been installed correctly at the shoes.

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