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Old 06-17-2004, 11:18 AM
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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.

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Old 07-27-2004, 01:30 PM
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Would like to help you with that one, but am not familliar with it. If you can make something out of something thicker, it may work.

Think of it as a business oportunity. If you can mass produce this fix, you could make

Wonder if GM has a "recall" on this, if it is a common problem?
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