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Old 07-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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I am working on the last few things to get the 5.0 inspected and get it on the road.

The E Brake doesn't work. The handle ratchets like it should, but feels like it doesn't have any tension behind it.

I live in an apartment so sometime its a little tough to get underneath it
and look around. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I should start?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by 1989LX50 View Post
I am working on the last few things to get the 5.0 inspected and get it on the road.

The E Brake doesn't work. The handle ratchets like it should, but feels like it doesn't have any tension behind it.

I live in an apartment so sometime its a little tough to get underneath it
and look around. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I should start?
if u have stock brakes, u need to pull the back drums off and adjust the e brake nut on the brake on both sides. The shoes are probably worn to hell and it isnt grabbing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great start. The breaks have felt a little weak and that was my next project.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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Might want to start by making sure the cable is even still attached. My '82s cable had come off on the drive home.
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Did it come off above the drive shaft or at the rear axle?
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