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Old 01-08-2012, 12:54 PM
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any chance you can fix the photobucket pictures?
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:36 PM
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it needs new pics i think i have a huge drag problem ever since i installed my baer big brake kit
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:48 PM
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new pictures would be great. went to the dealer and they wanted 160 bucks to clean the brakes and adjust it lol.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:10 PM
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pics are gone. hate reading. i think mine need adjusted
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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mine is done and perfect again. i had to compress the piston then twist is to get it going. it was completely locked up on both sides...btw, the universal piston tool does not work!!! i ended up using needle nose pliers
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:52 AM
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After having GM adjust mine three times, i went to the dealer today for them to do it again because it came loose and wouldnt hold. They made the handle tight again, and we tested it on a small ramp. Oddly, it did NOT hold, they went back in, and said my rear calipers were messed up, something with the guide rods not going in all the way / clamping so they ordered new ones. Im cool with that.
I've had to adjust mine twice since I got the car in October. I have a fairly steep incline in my driveway, and i adjusted it to where 5 clicks holds it towards the bottom, 6 clicks will hold it at the top. But for some reason, after about two months the cable will loosen up slowly. Any thoughts on what's causing this?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 09BlackSSIL385 View Post
I've had to adjust mine twice since I got the car in October. I have a fairly steep incline in my driveway, and i adjusted it to where 5 clicks holds it towards the bottom, 6 clicks will hold it at the top. But for some reason, after about two months the cable will loosen up slowly. Any thoughts on what's causing this?
same problem here
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 09BlackSSIL385 View Post
I've had to adjust mine twice since I got the car in October. I have a fairly steep incline in my driveway, and i adjusted it to where 5 clicks holds it towards the bottom, 6 clicks will hold it at the top. But for some reason, after about two months the cable will loosen up slowly. Any thoughts on what's causing this?
I figure it's the nylon threads common to the adjustment nut. I dabbed some locktite infront of it to see if that will stop it from moving. I figure worst case scenario I'll have to destroy the nut to remove it, and spin an all steel nut down to remove the locktite but my guess is that I am not going to be adjusting this thing anymore.

Car was purchased April 2010 new. I use the ebrake daily (every once in a while for "hektik skidz") and just now it topped out the mechanical movement of the handle while barely being able to hold the car on a moderate hill(4% incline, driveway). It has 70k miles and I have replaced the rear pads and rotors once (rotors for that aftermarket black powder coat and personal policy of rotors and pads being installed as pairs... overkill for the rears, I know.)
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:53 AM
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I would like to try this today. Any photos available?

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I figured it out with just he descriptions.

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:47 AM
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Wish photos were available in the How To section...
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Exclamation Emergency Brake Replacement

Spent a ton of time searching this site and did not get the answer I needed. Does anyone know where to get a new Ebrake assembly? The button and what ever springs or plastic crap that holds it together is broken. The chevy dealership in my area wants to sell me a new one for $110 + Labor. Sounds like the typical screw the driver scheme to me. Anyway, is there a sturdier after market replacement?
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Wish the pictures worked :/
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Wish the pictures worked :/
Ditto.
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