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Old 03-20-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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E-Brake issues and assembly questions

So, my car is allready to hit the road, yet needs to pass a safety inspection.
The only thing it needs is functional e-brake.

So, brought it into the shop, and they're telling me that- the cables are there however- the prev. owner must of take everything apart, and kept it that way
needs-

-4 e-brake shoes
-e-brake spring kit is non-existant
-CAbles are there, but i'll replace them anyhow as they're only like 25 a pop.

HOWEVER...the big issue is that the shop says theres no backing plate?
no retainers?
wtf?

I'm fairly mechanically inclined however have no idea what he's talking about, and that this can end up being an easy 700-800 job for a bloody ebrake??

backing plate?
can anyone shed some light on this?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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nvm backing plate is the disc that attaches to the ebrake shoes-

7-800 still seems a bit much..
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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try realoem.com and see what parts you have and which you don't
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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with absolutely no car experience in the world

on my old e30 i put on brand new backing plates, the entire HANDS break assembly all brand new parts...and the cables brand new.

ebveryyyyything brand new from adjuster star nut to the clamp that hold thes pads to the backing plates

took about 2 days *with like 1 hour of work each*
got the job done at home.

believe me. its definitly a DIYer. you just have to have patience.and another body to help you.

if you dont have a garage and you are in dire need of this...then pay up. but if anything get allll the parts your self and just pay labor.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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with absolutely no car experience in the world

on my old e30 i put on brand new backing plates, the entire HANDS break assembly all brand new parts...and the cables brand new.

ebveryyyyything brand new from adjuster star nut to the clamp that hold thes pads to the backing plates

took about 2 days *with like 1 hour of work each*
got the job done at home.

believe me. its definitly a DIYer. you just have to have patience.and another body to help you.

if you dont have a garage and you are in dire need of this...then pay up. but if anything get allll the parts your self and just pay labor.
yep- typically I would do this myself, however garage is outta comission, and I'm not lying down in slush/dirt/snow/trash for a weekend...

just a little teeze'd I suppose...

this $ was supposed to go towards a shrick cam
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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yep- typically I would do this myself, however garage is outta comission, and I'm not lying down in slush/dirt/snow/trash for a weekend...
For $800 lay down a tarp and dress warm.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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For $800 lay down a tarp and dress warm.


hmmmm Ottawa you sayy?
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For $800 lay down a tarp and dress warm.
^ word
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:51 PM   #9
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what we do is put a nut and bolt to hold the shoes in cause they always rot away and with the nut and bolt and washer it takes twice as long
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hmmmm Ottawa you sayy?
I have no problem lending you a tarp

Where abouts do you live I could probably give you a hand for a couple hours this weekend.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:30 AM   #11
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If you also need to install backing plates, then you are in for some fun as you will need to remove the hubs. Which is usually quite involved. Power tools and pullers needed.





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Old 03-23-2008, 11:36 AM   #12
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If you also need to install backing plates, then you are in for some fun as you will need to remove the hubs. Which is usually quite involved. Power tools and pullers needed.







yaaaap.

mightaswell do the rear wheels bearings while I'm there aswell...

booo-erns to e-brake!

never use it anyhow
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