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Parking brake adjusters....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fr8train, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    What happens when the parking brake adjusters arent installed on the shoes? I m talking about those little "screw" like things. More to the point. Would this 'cause the brake pedal to hit the floor?

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  2. Pugsley

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    You mean the star wheel? It not being installed could quickly cause the brake system to go to hell in a handbasket - they serve as the anchor pin for the bottom side.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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    I think you are talking about the "self adjusters", that go between both brake shoes on the bottom of the shoes. Those keep the brakes adjusted to reasonable limits. They are activated by backing the Blazer up and applying the brakes several times . The shoes rotate opposite direction and the one way ratchet action is triggered. To adjust the parking brake....there is an adjusting rod near the spot where the two parking brake cables join the cable that is attatched to the parking brake pedal. It is on the drivers side underneath the area of the rear floor. Just hold one end with a wrnch and tighten the adjusting nut until is is tight. Not too tight or the parking brake will drag and burn up a set of shoes in a hurry. These cables tend to stretch over time and adjustment is needed.

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    Those are things I am taling about Pugsly and MOABDAD. I no longer have parking brake cables and took out the screw/star things till the shop gets them in. I guess this is what is causeing me the headaches. Thanx guys.

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