Parking Brake adjustment

Tiny
BLUECOLLARTWEEKER
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
I am the original owner of a 2002 silverado and seem to be having a parking brake issue. Do you know where and how to make adjustments? The brakes are fine with 50% pad life so why would the parking brake start having issues? This problem seems to be getting worse. Last week I was parked on a steep driveway and had to park close a tree just to ensure the truck wouldn't end up in the living room.
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 5:09 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Go here

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/parking-brake-shoe-replacement

The park brake shoes must be adjusted before the park brake pedal is adjusted.

Set the J 21177-A so that it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor.

Position the J 21177-A over the shoe and the lining at the widest point.

Turn the adjuster nut until the lining just contacts the J 21177-A.

Repeat steps 1-3 for the opposite side.

The clearance between the park brake shoe and the rotor is 0.6604 mm (0.026 in).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_gauge_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_gaugea_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_gaugeb_1.jpg

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 5:18 PM

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