Emergency brake

Tiny
BOSTONBOATSWAIN
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 145,000 MILES
Failed car inspection for Emergency Brake not working (it passed last year).

Hurricane kicked our butts so no money for shop. I know almost nothing about e-brake, in ten years I have never even used it. Hoping it is fairly easy and can do it myself.

Any help walking thru this will be enormously appreciated.
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Friday, December 7th, 2018 AT 2:46 PM

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Tiny
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Rear brakes are drum.
Not sure if regular brakes affect emergency brake, but, when stopping, brake pedal goes low, but, pumps up on next tap.
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Sunday, December 9th, 2018 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Yes, the rear drum brakes are also used as the emergency brake. I would suggest adjusting the rear brakes as tight as possible to see if that tightens the emergency brake. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2018 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Just a quick update. You were on point! Shoes were okay, just needed to be cleaned up and adjusted.

Thank you!
Diane P.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome !
Glad to help and thanks again for using 2CarPros. Please use us again in the future if anything arises.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 7:09 PM

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