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

  • Tiny
  • whitytdw
  • 2005 Hyundai Elantra
  • 86,000 miles

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.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Double check the arms again and the center bar is seated correctly.

Roy

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:36 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Did you adjust the brake shoes?

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • whitytdw
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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.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Back off hand brake adjuster and re adjust foot brake, then adjust the hand brake again.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 8:55 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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High possibility something had not been installed correctly at the shoes.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 9:07 AM

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