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#1 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 03:53 AM
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E-brake gave way

I pulled into a gas station and pulled the ebrake. After filling up I droped it and drove off. Now while driving on the freeway I felt 4 tugs. 2 were distinctly hard and the other 2 were miniscule. I pushed the e-brake back down to make sure it was down and it was. After geting to my friends house, I tried to park on a hill. I pulled the ebrake and it went way higher than normal with no tension whatsoever. The ebrake didnt hold me and i started to roll :

what kind of money/time would it take to fix the e-brake and how can i tell if the cable snapped or if it just disconnected from the wheels or handle?
Im around 700 miles from where I normally live cus im visiting my friend.

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itll probably still hold if you pull it WAYYYYYYYYY up high. it's the rubber band shudnt be difficult or expensive to fix.


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could it have come out of adjustment somehow? and just needs to be readjusted? i doubt that the cable snapped/disconnected. could have just gotten out of adjustment, but theres usually a reason this happens.
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any DIY diagrams?
where is the rubber band located? at the handle or by the calipers?

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i dunno how much this will help.. but u can take a look at it
http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...Adjustment.htm

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