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9/23/10 3:14pm - Original Message: 'parking brake'
scrappy78
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enterprise, AL - USA

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1978 silver anniversary vette l-48

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hey

while driving I hear a slight squeak out out of the rear end I now believe its the parking brakes shoes that are worn out and need to be replaced since the rivets on the rear rotors are still in place. My question is can they be adjusted in so I can still drive the vette until I can order a new set to install (4-6 weeks at least). I know this isn't the right way but the car is a daily driver and I don't want to park her just for the parking brake. A side note all the other brake equipment has been gone over and is in good shape

Sooo can I use the adjusting star wheel and just adj the

 pads all the way in?

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9/23/10 3:18pm - Reply: 'parking brake'
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9/23/10 4:01pm - Reply: 'parking brake'
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 It may well be EASIER to loosen the adjuster under the tunnel where it goes up to the handle in the cabin/passenger compartment. The spring tention may let it loose enough to drive till winter parking time comes.     Mark

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9/24/10 5:41pm - Reply: 'parking brake'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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If you pull up slightly on the park brake handle, does the noise go away? If it does, then the p brake is the problem. If it does not go away, or change at all, then you've either got a u-joint going out, or....a bad spindle bearing....

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9/24/10 7:43pm - Reply: 'parking brake'
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i notice a slight grinding sound when backing down my driveway and a slight squealing while in motion and both noises  stop when e-brake pulled

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