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Old 12-27-2001, 07:27 AM
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Did you know our E brake is a drum ?

I swore that it wasnt, but it is !
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:28 AM
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:31 AM
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No I didn't. Is it just one brake, or are there several locations?
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:41 AM
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Yes... 1 drum... this could have been a poll lol

Retraction - ebrake (parking brake) is actually 2 drums incorporated into the rear rotors.
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Old 12-27-2001, 08:47 AM
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Afaik...

ALL e-brakes are drum brakes.
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Old 12-27-2001, 09:24 AM
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A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??
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A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??
Well, I was wrong on the 1 drum idea... Bentley says the drums are incorporated into both rear rotors which explains why they look like mini drums with disks attached as compared to the front disks. Sorry for miss-info

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Old 12-27-2001, 10:35 AM
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A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??
Inside the rear brake rotor hub. If you take off the rear brake rotors you'll see the drum mechanism on both brakes. Basically the hub of the rotor will act as the drum for the brakes, with two small shoes inside the "drum".

I'll be doing my rear brakes next week when the brake carriers come. I'll snap some pictures for you
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