Parking Brake Not Engaging
passat_ts at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 10 02:02:27 EDT 2001
Actually, all the braking system is new. I mean all, even the tubing was
The cables are also new. I did these tests:
1. I pull the lever, and checked it the bracket in the caliper was going all
the way to its max travelling, and it is.
2. I manually move the brackets in the calipers all the way.
The wheels run freely on both tests.
When I use the pedal it works fine.
I haven't driven the car very much since I finish the job, so it might end
up going to the position as you said.
The problem is that I need to do the inspection(it's late already), and It
won't pass this stupid thing.
>From: Huw Powell <audi at mediaone.net>
>Reply-To: one at humanspeakers.com
>To: passat TS <passat_ts at hotmail.com>
>CC: quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Parking Brake Not Engaging
>Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 20:51:37 -0400
>passat TS wrote:
> > I replaced the rear calipers on my 87 CGT, then I went to adjust the
> > The calipers are not engaging. The cable pulls all the way to the stop
> > the calipers, but the wheels are still spinning freely.
> > The caliper is working, since it is responding to the pedal as it
> > and the pads and rotors are new.
>check if the cable system is working by yanking the handle up and
>looking at the ebrake levers on the calipers.
>if it is, the pistons may still be too far into the caliper for the
>motion made by the cables to engage the brakes. I believe that some
>driving and braking will cause it to slowly adjust so the pads are
>closer to the rotor and the ebrake will then work.
>I would be inclined to suspect the cables, damage or maybe not installed
>properly (may have come out of their locations during brake job?)
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