01 elantra rear drums

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Andre, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Hi everyone......new to this group, but hope you can help a bit.

    just replaced the brake shoes on the rear drums, and the parking brake is
    MUCH looser than it used to be. The car is a manual, so I use this brake
    all the time. I know that I hooked the cable back up to the shoes, I just
    need a bit of guidance on how to tighten up the cable a bit, orhow to the
    the self adjusters to work themselves out a bit more.

    Or perhaps someone has had this problem, and knows where my solution lays?

    Thanks for any help,

    Andre, Mar 5, 2006
  2. Andre

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Did you ratchet the parking brake lever several times to adjust up the shoes
    Andre? It may take quite a few to bring up new shoes, but that's what the
    manual says to do.

    Are you aware of the on-line manuals for the Hyundai? Try
    http://hmaservice.com. Register and you'll find a lot of information for
    working on your car. You have to use IE though - it's a poorly written web
    site and it doesn't respond well to browsers like Mozilla.
    Mike Marlow, Mar 5, 2006
  3. Andre

    hyundaitech Guest

    I'm sure you had to screw in the rear brake adjuster to install the new
    shoes. You now need to screw the adjuster (called a star-wheel) out until
    the shoes just touch the drum. Of course, you'll need to pop the drum off
    to make the adjustment. If the parking brake is still loose after you do
    that, then remove the rear portion of the console and tighten the 12mm nut
    on the cable until you have the parking brake adjusted.
    hyundaitech, Mar 6, 2006
  4. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Thank you for the help, I'll give these a shot.

    Andre, Mar 9, 2006
  5. Andre

    sqdancerLynn Guest

    How manny miles do you have on your Elantra ??
    My 95 Elantra still has the Original rear brakes 149K miles 2th set of
    front pads
    sqdancerLynn, Apr 9, 2006
  6. Andre

    Matt Whiting Guest

    You better check your rear brakes as it sounds like they aren't working
    if they have lasted this long.

    Matt Whiting, Apr 9, 2006
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