Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Postby Wiley [OP] » April 11th 2018, 11:45pm

Nothing is easy. Was hoping to install some new parking brake hardware/shoes on the 2004 AWD Astro I have never done these, but watched some videos and seems straight forward. Heres what I did, can you help?

Brake Shoes: 89026787
Rotor: 19175120

Installed the actuator as shown, pin is inside the thumb side of pic. The gap on right stays the entire time, can I get this flush somehow?
Screw is backed all the way in, there is no adjusting for the rotor as far as I can tell
Put shoe on, slide on rotor, I will need to pound it on with a rubber mallet, and the wheels wont be turning
Help!!!!
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Re: Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Postby Wiley [OP] » April 12th 2018, 3:54am

Did not the brake cable, it is rusted and didn't want to make things worse, if that will affect my issue I will go ahead and tackle it, PB Blasted.

If that doesn't resolve it I may try and get my hands on another actuator set, a picture makes it look like it should be flush, maybe the LAPS part is wrong, but it is probably me who is.

I will investigate, thanks
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Re: Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Postby dchan51360 » April 12th 2018, 7:16am

almost all parking brake problems I've ever encountered, have been traced back to cables. Usually rusted and not moving smoothly. My 97 astro went through 2 sets of cables in the time I owned it. My 99 safari, I've only had a year and when I did the rear brakes last month, I had to lube the cable to get it moving smoothly. Almost for sure, next round will require a replacement. If the cable, without a spring to pull it back, does not slide freely this needs to be fixed first. Also most brake cables have a large amount of adjustment. If you are replacing worn shoes/or pads, and you have not re-adjusted the cable, then very often self adjusters have turned them selves out far enough that you need to manually adjust them for clearance before reassembly. Then adjust them for proper clearance so that you can actually engage the parking brake.
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Re: Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Postby Rinny » April 12th 2018, 12:00pm

You might think the adjusters are all the way back but they might be binding because of age. PB the heck out of them and make sure they are all the way back against the cylinder.
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Re: Parking Brake Shoe Issues

Postby Wiley [OP] » April 12th 2018, 2:17pm

Thank you all, I did not touch the cable as I did not want to make anything worse, having never serviced it before. I am headed back to South America, so was thinking about replacing the cable now anyway, so will play with it, and probably replace just because I can. Of course I took a look at my haines last night and it mentions creating slack on the line with some locking pliers..so I bet you guys are correct that is my issue.
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