[T3] Brake issues....
jimmyandcher at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 21 07:28:36 PDT 2011
From: Don Robertson <donrob at yachtsales.com>
To: type3 at vwtype3.org; type3 at vwtype3.org
Sent: Thu, July 21, 2011 9:01:47 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] Brake issues....
My money is on incorrectly adjusted hand brake cables. The old drums were very
likely a lot oversize from wear, and someone adjusted the cables so the hand
brake would work properly. Now with new drums the cables are too tight to
adjust the shoes correctly. You can check this very quickly by removing the
boot over the hand brake and heater controls. As Jim said earlier the cables
should only have about 5mm (1/4") at most showing above the lock nuts.
At any rate I would stay away from the first shop... in my book any mechanic
who lets a car out of the shop with the brake pedal on the floor (especially
when it wasn't on the floor before) should have his licence revoked.
Don Robertson - (905) 566-0000
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