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I just purchased my first Corvette, a 1989 with low mileage. I have had to replace the rear brake pads because the right rear inner was worn out. It appears the emergency brake actuator caused the wear. The lever is bottomed out on the caliper housing, but can be pryed up a little. Is there an adjustment to take some of the tension off the brake lever? Is there something else that is wrong? Is this a common prooblem? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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Congrats on your purchase! Welcome to the digitalcorvettes, and the Corvette family.

I don't recall hearing about any chronic problems with emergency brake actuators. But, one of the pro's will jump in here and share their wisdom.

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I cannot remeber exactly, but you can adjust the tension and such on the brake lever. Basically you can loosen the brake cable and then the next time you use the E-brake it will self adjust.

It sounds like the pads were replaced but the E-brake lever tensioner was never reset.
 

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What Jeff said sounds right to me.

You may want to invest in a good set of Factory Service Manuals. Spend the extra cash and get the manuals from GM, the same ones the dealership uses. In the long run, they will save you money if you decide to do your own work.

Congrats on the Vette and welcome to the family! :thumbsup:
 

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What Jeff said sounds right to me.

You may want to invest in a good set of Factory Service Manuals. Spend the extra cash and get the manuals from GM, the same ones the dealership uses. In the long run, they will save you money if you decide to do your own work.

Congrats on the Vette and welcome to the family! :thumbsup:
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and WELCOME!!
 

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Some calipers when you push the puck in the bolt for the emergency brake lever needs to be rotated at the same time if not it will damage the caliper. Just a thought
 

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Welcome to the forum. :)
 

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Welcome, I have been in Cranberry several times. Have friends in Butler.
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Welcome! Glad to have you here. :buhbye:
 
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