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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 12:21 AM
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Every so often when I'm driving, it seems like my back brakes are dragging. I talked to my friend who gave me the car, asking him about possibly a sticking caliper, and he said that everything back there is new. New pads, new calipers, and I'm guessing new discs, too.

That got me thinking, and looking around up under the dash. Just a note before I forget, until today, I haven't been able to push the parking brake pedal down. Today, on a whim, I decided to try it (with the engine running), and it went down. It *does* release when I pull the release handle, but it catches on the first stop, and I have to lift it the rest of the way. My guess is stretched cable (which we'll look at). But, with the brake fully released, it seems like the pedal is sitting low.

I know JeffK has a '95. Jeff, if your parking brake cable is tight, can you grab me a picture of the pedal in the fully released position, so that I have something to compare to?

By the way, just in case it matters, mine's a GL, but it has rear discs, and ABS.

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My 2004 ses was suffering a lot of braking things. The dealership n Charleroi told me the brake pads had been installed backwards. Another stick of wood fer the troubleshoot-fire.

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^^^^ Pads installed "backwards" isnt the cars fault. It is the fault of whoever installed them correctly.

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^^^^ Pads installed "backwards" isnt the cars fault. It is the fault of whoever installed them correctly.
What're the odds that that's my problem?

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In the two pictures underneath the car, is that the spring you were talking about, Jeff?

In the other two, you can see where the pedal sits. Shouldn't it be right up tight to the rubber stopper? Is that the switch I see coming down from the stopper?
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