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European Electric Parking Brake Service

Caliper-mounted systems will have a module mounted in the trunk with wiring going to the calipers.

GM Electronic Parking Brake Procedures

The parking brake control module has an internal motor, apply actuator, release actuator and temperature sensor.

Adjusting Parking Brakes

You should never estimate when it comes to parking brake adjustments.

Brake Job: 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline brake service issues are often related to the parking brake and hydraulics.

VIDEO: Rear Rotor Parking Brake Service

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.

Tech Tip: Removing A Rear Rotor Stuck On The Parking Brake

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.

Parking Brake Diagnostics

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.

VIDEO: Parking Brake Cable Integrity

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.

VIDEO: Releasing The Rotor From The Electric Parking Brake

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.

Electronic Parking Brake Diagnostics

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.