1999 S-10 ZR2 Rear Emergency Disk Brake Failure
Have any of you ZR2 owners out there experienced premature failure of the emergency brake disk pads? Mine were worn out with less than 30,000 miles and the vehicle was never driven with the emergency brake on. Of course the dealership insisted it had to have been to avoid covering this under warranty. Maybe this is an isolated case, but I really think it was caused by an faulty engineering design. Would really like to hear from you. Thanks
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I find the real problem is that this emergency or parking brake does not hold. It is a joke of a design and should be report to the gov. I had the dealer try to fix it under warranty and it still does not work. The answer is they all work like that.
I think that someone on a test drive or the delivery drive may not have noticed that the parking brake was set and well, there they went...
Those shoes don't actually have a hinge, they get pushed out at the ends of the c-shape is all, and they are about the poorest excuse for a parking brake design as I have ever seen,,,,and they are definitely NOT an emergency brake, they are barely a parking brake that barely works on LEVEL surfaces, forget on a hill...
Probably should go buy a boat anchor and throw it out when we need to stay put I guess
If you put the parking brake on in freezing weather, they will stick on and wear out fast. My only solution for yawl is double or streghthen the return spring that is on the inner brake backing plate and try not to use the brakes in winter (I had a manual so needed to)