Parking brake

brakes

#1

I have a 63 Chevy impala and am having parking brake problems. If i put the car in drive, the parking brake holds. If i put it in reverse, it will not hold at all. The car rolls backwards. Please help. I am trying to ship the car as i am military, but the parking brake needs to work. Thank you


#2

You need to pull off the rear brake drums and inspect. Make sure the brake shoes have enough lining. Then see if you can adjust the brakes. I don’t know if yours are self-adjusting. There is a special tool, very simple, to adjust the brakes. Or you can use a screwdriver. This link may help you:

http://autorepair.about.com/cs/doityourself/a/aa031701a_3.htm


#3

common problem. Adjust the brakes where they should be and the park brake should work