Parking break shoe permanently expanding??

Parking break shoe permanently expanding??

Postby TooSteep [OP] » August 18th 2019, 3:23am

I changed my pads and rotors last week. First time I drove, after 20 minutes, I got a lot of heat, and a terrible burning smell and smoke from the driver side rear wheel.

Took the wheel off, and the rotor was stuck tight and wouldn't slip off - it seems the parking brake was firmly on. There was already a lot of discoloration on the rotor, and it smelled bad. The parking brake cable was seized, so I changed it, and the mechanism seemed to work properly with the new cable.

But today, after 20 minutes of driving, that wheel started to smell badly and overheat again. Is it possible that with all the heat generated the first time, when the cable was seized, that the parking brake shoe permanently expanded, or the new rotor expanded? Do I need to replace the parking brake shoe and a new rotor again?? Other ideas?

Thank you.
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Re: Parking break shoe permanently expanding??

Postby Mmusicman » August 18th 2019, 1:57pm

Try "adjusting" the adjuster first... also make sure nothing else is sticking.
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Re: Parking break shoe permanently expanding??

Postby paulo57509 » August 19th 2019, 10:08am

Mmusicman wrote:Try "adjusting" the adjuster first... also make sure nothing else is sticking.


This ^^^
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Re: Parking break shoe permanently expanding??

Postby TooSteep [OP] » August 26th 2019, 12:41am

Thank you. I assume this is the problem.
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