View Full Version : changing shoes for the 318i

05-04-2009, 01:27 AM
currently I have done my front brakes, and now finished doing brake pads and shoes for the rear. Howver, my emergency parking brake doesn't stop my car from rolling when the lever is engaged. what did I do wrong?

05-04-2009, 10:03 AM
Perhaps they're just out of adjustment now. There are two cables.. loosen each one off in succession and try them individually. They should engage at the same number of clicks.

You might need to adjust the star adjuster on each wheel to get it close, then use the cable adjuster at the lever for fine tuning.

05-04-2009, 01:15 PM
The star adjusters should be adjusted first. They set the gap of your parking brake shoes to the drum. They should be set close, but not rubbing. If your parking brake does not grab when you pull up the handle, these star adjusters must be adjusted. The cable adjusters are only to control how much the handle moves.