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Old 01-27-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by natman589 View Post
Also, i had never heard of needing to bed in your parking brake, although it makes sense. i gave it a go 5-6 times, and it doesnt seem to have improved any. since the parking brake does actually hold the car on my driveway, would it be acceptable to simply adjust the parking brake to a tighter level?
Did you make any changes to it during the brake job? If not, and it worked well before, keep at the bedding until it works better. I might have done it 10-15 times before I could get mine to hold the car on a hill. If you didn't clean the new rotor with brake-kleen to remove any of the oil coating, then this may also be contributing and require more tries before it will grab well.

You risk making it too tight by adjusting it if it's not needed.
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