Caliper-mounted systems will have a module mounted in the trunk with wiring going to the calipers.
The parking brake control module has an internal motor, apply actuator, release actuator and temperature sensor.
Honda Ridgeline brake service issues are often related to the parking brake and hydraulics.
Would you replace a drum without changing the shoes? Andrew Markel discusses what must be performed when servicing rear rotors that use a drum in the hat of the rotor.
If you are having trouble removing a drum-in-hat rotor, don’t just take a hammer to it. You may have to adjust the parking brake and back it off the rotor in order to remove the rear rotor.
A growing number of vehicles are equipped with electronic parking brakes that automatically engage the parking brake when the transmission is shifted into park or it detects that the vehicle is on a hill.
Andrew Markel reflects on the first time he saw a parking brake cable fail, and stresses the importance of checking on this item during every brake job.
Andrew Markel reviews methods to reset the parking brake in order to release a rotor, and how best to obtain service information for this procedure.
A growing number of vehicles are equipped with electronic parking brakes (EPB) that automatically engage the parking brake when the transmission is shifted into park or it detects that the vehicle is on a hill. If you are doing a brake job on a vehicle with EPB, you will need a scan tool with the proper software for the EPB system to retract pistons calipers, adjust cables and perform diagnostics.