Parking Brake Thingy
Not working on a Hotrod here, but I am in need of assistance. I have a 2000 Chevy 4x4 with 4 wheel disk brakes. The parking brake sort of works like drum brakes and is located inside and behind the rear rotors. The shoes are a one-piece unit and are only held in place by a clip. Problem is, the clip has broken and it causes the brake to drag sometimes. I will hit a bump and the shoe will rattle around and start dragging on its mating surface, letting out a horrible screech. Thing is I checked the obvious; the local parts stores, with no luck. Called the dealer, they said the clip is only available with the parking brake shoes. Buy $100 worth of parts I don't need for a $1 part. I don't think so. I thought I would see if anyone here has had the same problem with their new Chevy and what was done to fix. I work part time at a friends shop and he said it's a common thing. If I can't find a replacement part I will end up making one out of some 1/16 stainless I have. I did a quick fix a couple of weeks ago using aluminum from an old license plate. I guess it is too thin/soft and it has started doing again.
Thanks for any help.