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Here's the fix... (archive)

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Posted by Luxo M3 on June 23, 2000 at 14:01:27:

In Reply to: Something loose??? (more) posted by SilverMPower on June 23, 2000 at 12:46:25:

Sounds like the self-adjust mechanism (I think that's what it is) has gotten out of place.

I had this happen when I accidentally reversed with the park brake on.

The noise sounds like you're dragging a tin can behind you, under the diff, and you can feel the vibration through the e-brake handle.

What to do to fix this:

Drive at street speeds, 20-35 mph and pull on the ebrake hard (button down as you do this, don't just yank on it and let it lock!). A couple of good pulls will force the mechanism back into place.

You'll "feel" it slip back into place through the e-brake handle.

Crazy yes, but saved me a trip to the dealer and hasn't made a sounds in the last 5 months. Yes, the ebrake works fine still!

Luxo M3





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