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Username Post: Please test your parking brake.
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Loc: Virginia
Reg: 07-02-03
12-30-05 08:05 AM - Post#253515    
    In response to GM-Tech


Not true. If properly adjusted, they hold fine and do not rub. Done plenty of 'em. We always use the gauge to properly adjust the shoes to get the required clearance.

The clip that doesn't appear to do anything just holds the shoes in position so they don't slip down and ride against the drum all the time, wearing out prematurely.

Maybe bad adjustment of the clip was the problem with our 2003? After 30,000 miles and NEVER having driven with the parking brake on (the brake has always worked very well and you couldn't drive away with it on if you wanted to), the parking brake pads were worn out. Within warranty period and Chevy refused to pay for a "wear and tear" item. From what you are saying it appears to have been badly adjusted at the factory?
2003 K1500 Suburban LT
1993 Caprice wagon
1998 Volvo S70 Turbo

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