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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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\'01 Suburban Parking Brake Adjustment

Can someone tell me how to adjust the parking brake on an '01 Suburban? I can push it to the floor and it doesn't hold the truck. Is it something that can be done at home or does a mechanic or the dealer need to do it? Thanks for the info.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 07:46 PM
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Re: \'01 Suburban Parking Brake Adjustment

ok first you have to put the rear on jack stands and pull the rear wheels off. Then 2 18mm bolts will pull the caliper and calliper bracket off, after that the brake rotor will slide off (if the parking brake didnt wear a lip on the inside) if it did just fight it off, turn when you are pulling it off. Most likley the shoe has been rubbing on the drum inside the rotor there is a campain for a new clip to hold the shoes on. you will probley have to replace the shoes and maybe have the lip cut off the rotor any GM dealer will have the shoes in stock... its not to hard but the rotrs are around $300 a pop so i sugest cutting the lip off of them. Make sure you put lock tight on those 18mm bolts when you put them back on cause they are the onley thing holding your rear callipers on your axel

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Re: \'01 Suburban Parking Brake Adjustment

Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering if anyone knew how to do this. Anyway, we bought the truck last week as GM Certified and I found out that it will be covered under warranty, so I'm going to make them do it. But, from what I've been reading, there's been a lot of trouble with these emergency brakes, so I'll keep this post for future reference. Thanks Colin. Question: If something is fixed under warranty, is the dealership out any money? Does GM pick up the whole bill? Thanks.
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