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    Question C6 Z06 emergency brake adjustment

    How do you adjust the emergency brake on a 2008 Z06?. ... If I pull it all the way it will barely keep the car from rolling. Help

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    If it is like a C5, and I am pretty sure that it is, the rear braked rotors need to be removed to reveal the star adjuster for the parking brake shoes that are contained inside the rotor hat. I am sure that c4c5 will correct me if I am wrong. Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    If it is like a C5, and I am pretty sure that it is, the rear braked rotors need to be removed to reveal the star adjuster for the parking brake shoes that are contained inside the rotor hat. I am sure that c4c5 will correct me if I am wrong. Good luck with it.
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    Larry is right on the money with it, so have at it!!
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    C5's were not adjusted well from the factory either, I had to adjust mine as well. The factory must have some little kid doing the adjustments! LOL!! Or GM thinks no one uses it!

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    FWIW my 04 was always fine, OTOH my Suburban will move (PB on) if a mild breeze happens by (in neutral of course).



    I hve replaced the shoes, but the cable is at max and I don't feel like doing a new one.
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    I will have to go into this blind I guess. I cant find anything visual (vid Or pic) on what this looks like. Guess a college try will have to do. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorcc View Post
    I will have to go into this blind I guess. I cant find anything visual (vid Or pic) on what this looks like. Guess a college try will have to do. Thanks for the help.

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    Exactly what info do you need? I can help talk you through it if you like. Let me know.
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    just wondering if there is any kind of a picture of what im looking for once the hub is off....do i need to do both sides...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorcc View Post
    just wondering if there is any kind of a picture of what im looking for once the hub is off....do i need to do both sides...


    I don't have any pictures, and yes both sides need to be done. Make sure that the vehicle is in neutral and that the parking brake is off, and most importantly that the front wheels are blocked on both the front AND rear sides. The rear brake caliper AND the bracket both need to be removed to access the rotor. The rotor can then be pulled/twisted off, and you will see the parking brake shoes that look just like old style (but smaller) brakes shoes. On the bottom end of both brake shoes will be an adjustment star that threads two ends in and out, pushing the shoes towards the removed rotor hat. You will have to adjust the star wheel a little and slide the rotor on and then turn the rotor to see if you feel any resistance, it is a trial and error procedure, but shouldn't take too long. Ideally you want to feel just a little resistance from the park brake shoes when turning the rotor, if the rotor will not slide on then turn the adjuster the opposite way a little and try again. Do NOT force the rotor on over the shoes or you may never get it back off with out damage. I also clean the inside of the rotor hat with scotch bright and brakleen and a rag before adjusting and installing. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Wow thanks. Most info I have found yet. I will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorcc View Post
    Wow thanks. Most info I have found yet. I will let you know.

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    The caliper bolts are easy to remove, but the bracket bolts are much bigger and I believe are torqued to 110-120 foot lbs., so they can be tough to get off without a good air gun and proper socket. GM recommends that you replace the bracket bolts with new after removing, so you may want to get new bolts for reinstall. I reused mine, but since you have a Z06 that may be tracked, you should at least consider new bots.
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    Here is a video I did the pb's on my Suburban, you guys correct me if I'm wrong, but I bet the Vette is pretty close to this. Mono shoe brake inside a disc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKo90...npyhKSVO9hPNDl

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    Great vid...I have today off so I will be making an attempt at this.

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    Just take your time, like froggy, the slow mechanic.

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