Suggestions to tighten up the emergency brakes?

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Post by rlneon » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:51 pm

It is called a parking brake not an emrgency brake, it is made to hold the car while it is stoped and not to be used in "emergencies" becasue it will make the situation worse. The best way in my experence is to do as The Lost Neon said.

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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:35 pm

The Lost Neon wrote:The proper way to adjust your e-brakes

1-The auto adjusters don't work so..

2-put your e- brake 3-4 clicks up on the handle

3- block front wheels and use a proper jack (not the POC in your trunk)

4-remove the wheel

5-remove the rubber cover on the back of the brake backing plate

6- adjust the "star" wheel until it is hard to turn the drum forward and impossible to turn in reverse with your hands (or a large screw driver between the studs)

7- put wheel back on and perform to other side and your done.
shouldnt you put your car back down? :lol:



and you CAN drift in a neon!! if you disagree with me feel free to pm me so this thead doesnt get jacked :D
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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:00 am

That's probably what they done here when they adjusted my rear disc brakes for the same reason.

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Post by pettersen » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:30 am

Its impossible to drift with a Fwd, you can slide but you cant drift...

When you drift you use wheel spin to get your rear out and keep it out, Locking the wheels and slide is not the same thing.

And in Norway its named Parking Brake.
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:33 pm

ha time for some thread jacking..

first can i ask where you got your definition of drifting? or did you just make it up?

anyways.. drifiting is the art of loosing traction in the rear tires.. there are different ways of doing so and one of the ways to execute a drift is by applying the ebrake to lock up the rear tires making the rear tires loose traction aka drifting
its true that it is much easier to drift in a rwd car but you dont have to have a rwd car to drift.. even awd cars can drift..

here is a source if you'd like it..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifting_%28motorsport%29

i know i know wiki isnt always acurate but i am yet to see it fail me or anyone else..
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Post by powered_by_a_dohc » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:17 pm

RTizzle wrote:Ryan that won't do anything at all. The ebrake is separate from your normal brakes.
nope there not separate at all actually ..the mechanizum to engage the e-brake is within the rear brake shoes (its all one unit). What hes talking about is right since the rear brake setup in neons are Dual servo (uses a star wheel) you just put the car in revearse and use the e-brake to stop. If there is any adjustments to be made it will make it its self.

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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:13 pm

fyi i tried this and it did tighten it up.. i thought it was a bunch of bull shit but it works :D
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Post by farmboy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:39 pm

so how do you tighten rear disc brakes? i have to pull my e-brake handle all the way up (it literally won't go up any further)?

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