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Kitulu

Uneven parking brake application

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Ok, got an interesting one here. I had to get my Edge inspected today, and the right rear parking brake is weak, compared to the other three brakes. Since the parking brakes are only adjusted at the front and rear, it seems like there may be a mechanical issue in the caliper itself, or in the cable going from the rear adjuster to the caliper. Has anyone ran across this issue before?

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Although I don't know the specifics of the Edge's parking brake set up the problem you describe shouldn't have anything to do with your calipers. I believe the parking brake is a drum style brake that is cable controlled. Typically the disk brake rotor is removed for access to the parking brake adjustment at the bottom of the shoe setup. The adjuster is a geared wheel that is turned to adjust the parking brake. I believe the wheel is turned up on the passenger side and down on the driver side to tighten the shoes. It's also rare from my experience that a parking brake isn't all mechanical.

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Well, as it turns out, there is a rubber plug on the rotor that is removable to access the adjuster for the e-brake shoes on that side of the car. It was adjusted all the way in. I removed the rotor, cleaned off a metric ton of rust, put the rotor back on, and adjusted the e-brake. Hopefully, it will pass inspection this week.

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Kitulu, A rubber plug for access is convenient. Best of luck.

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