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Old 02-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Can someone please tell me how to adjust my parking brake, I have an 02 Z28 I looked over the drive shaft and didnt find anywhere to make adjustments maybe im just looking in the wrong place.
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I know on the LT1 cars it's on the Calipers..maybe the same on the LS1 Cars..
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thanks ill check that out
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i thought 02's were auto-adjusting? who knows

remove the rear wheels and rotors, should be an adjuster behind that
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There is an adjuster on the anchor for the emergency brake shoes. Your have to remove the rotor and and turn it out a couple of clicks. You kind of have to judge how much to turn it out - you definitely do not want them too tight.
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They are self-adjusting on '01s and I can't imagine it's different for '02s. If it's way out of whack, you can adjust them at each wheel, then let it fine tune iteself. They're easier to get to with the rotors off - the mechanism is at the 6 o'clock position.

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Thanks guys for all the help.
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They are not self adjusting and never need adjustment unless you change rear rotors. (They need to be adjusted to match the bore of the drum inside the rotor.) The mechanism looks like a typical self-adjusting drum brake, but its not.

The adjuster wheels are inside the rotor's drum, so you'll need to take your calipers and rotors off to get to it - and you have to adjust each side independently. There's a bit of a procedure to it, which is included in this thread: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/suspen...ightening.html
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They are not self adjusting and never need adjustment unless you change rear rotors. (They need to be adjusted to match the bore of the drum inside the rotor.) The mechanism looks like a typical self-adjusting drum brake, but its not.

The adjuster wheels are inside the rotor's drum, so you'll need to take your calipers and rotors off to get to it - and you have to adjust each side independently. There's a bit of a procedure to it, which is included in this thread: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/suspen...ightening.html
Good info.

As stated, its important to note that LT1 and LS1 parking brakes are completely different. LT1 parking brakes are integrated into the calipers, while LS1 cars use a parking brake in rotor hat, which means it has parking brake shoes inside the rear brake rotors.

I recently did a '05 GTO, which was extremely easy. Just pull back the parking brake handle boot next to the console and turn the asjuster nut. Unfortunately, F-bodies are not the same, and require adjustment of the actual shoes themselves.
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