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Old 06-17-2017, 05:36 PM   #1
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Parking Brake Help

I have a 1992 camaro that was an original drum rear end. I recently changed the brakes to the 1LE/PBR style. The parking brake will not hold the vehicle when in gear. When the car is off the ground and in gear the wheels do not turn. The cable is very tight and the parking brake handle goes about half way up and is very firm. Any suggestions on what to do, the car wont pass inspection due to this

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Old 06-21-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: Parking Brake Help

Ha! I was just about to post something similar in a new thread. I have a 1991 Z28 and did the drum to pbr disc conversion. E-brake does not work while on the road. I have not tried to use it with tires off the ground. I, too, cannot pass inspection.

Havent looked into to it too furiously as this is not a daily driver. I do see on the Hawks website- who sells the pbr conversion there are two different lengths of e-brake cables. There is a shorter one for 1990 PBR brakes (1434mm) vs longer length for 91-92 (1460mm). A 26mm difference- about 1 inch.

I dont know why there is a difference. But perhaps, you as well as I, have a 1990 version. It has been a few years since I had mine installed and honestly dont remember which company I purchased from.

Maybe we need to get with Hawks and find out if this is the cause, then why, and then see if problem is resolved with shorter e-brake cable.
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