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Old 07-26-2001, 01:07 PM
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The parking brake on my '88 420SEL will not hold on car at all, even on a flat surface. I'm thinking the cable needs to be tightened. Is this something I could do myself? If so, how?

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Old 07-26-2001, 11:37 PM
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The parking brake shoes have an adjusting star nut as I call it. Remove the rear wheels and turn the rotors and look through the lug bolt holes in the rotor/hub and turn it till you see the adjuster. It looks like a gear. Usually it's located at about the 1 o'clock position.
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Old 07-27-2001, 11:38 AM
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I think the cable is loose/broken...

I don't think it's the shoes, but I'll check that out. I think it's the cable because I can depress the pedal all the way to the floor with very little resistance

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