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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Entourage Parking Brake issues

My 2008 Entourage just failed inspection. Inspector said "the parking brake on the left wheel will not hold". Any recommendation in how to perform a repair?
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Could be a couple of things, but how does FL inspection work? Inspection only by a government employee who cannot perform repairs?

Here in PA the inspection is performed by an independent repair shop that can rectify any problems.

Anyway, easiest fix would be to adjust the parking brake shoes. You'd securely chock a front tire, ahead and behind, so the car can't roll. Then you'd put teh trans in park, release the parking brake, and jack up the affected corner.

Remove the wheel/tire assembly. Then you'd remove the little rubber plug in the brake rotor hat and rotate the rotor until the hole is at about the 6 o'clock position. Shine a flashlight in the hole and rotate the rotor as necessary to see the parking brake adjuster star wheel through the hole.

Poke a long, slender screwdriver through the hole and rotate the star wheel up or down as necessary to spread the shoes until they contact teh rotor and the rotor won't move. Then rotate the star wheel the other direction 3 or 4 clicks until the rotor turns freely again.

Reinstall rubber plug, wheel/tire. Lower vehicle and do other side.

If that doesn't fix the problem the cable to the parking brake could be damaged and that's a much bigger job to repair.
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