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Well while attempting to repair my wheel bearing i noticed that my ebrake shoes are delaminating. I do need to use my car this weekend though so would it be okay to take them off and run with no ebrake until I get my new ebrake shoes?
 

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How are you going to park an MT without the hand Brake?
 

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Bite the bullet and buy a set from the dealer.

You could carry a cement block around and use it to block the wheel when you park. :facepalm::facepalm:
 

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Bite the bullet and buy a set from the dealer.

You could carry a cement block around and use it to block the wheel when you park. :facepalm::facepalm:
Lmao...

Leave it in gear, point the wheels to the curb or away depending on the slope. You know like in driving class theory. You might risk CURB RASH!
 

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Lmao...

Leave it in gear, point the wheels to the curb or away depending on the slope. You know like in driving class theory. You might risk CURB RASH!
Not always an option in an open car park. LOL forget curb rash, find it rolled into a ditch, front bumper hung over a concrete barrier, or worse, rolling away into a pickup.

To OP, I would suggest some JB Weld and plenty of it as a temporary solution while you wait for your new shoes... it should hold those brakes together for the time being, and much better than having them explode or having your car roll away because some douche kicked away the brick.
 

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Just did my first brake job this week (at 116K). So glad I decided to purchase the p-brake shoes. I hardly ever use it so I was hesitant to buy them. Found the originals were falling apart. Luckily my neighbor is a mechanic and figured out how to get them off and the new ones on
 

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i mean i usually park without the hand brake because I always park on a level surface in the parking garage. I was just wondering if it would be okay to just take off the shoes and run without them for a couple days. Did not know if anything else was required to do this. But looks like I can.
 

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i have been running with only one e-brake since mine exploded on me and took a part that holds the shoes and springs in place....

I havent tried to order the part from the site in sweden yet that might fix it
 

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Yes, some folks run full time without the shoes in the e-brake with no problems aside from the obvious. Should just get a set from your dealer's parts department. I find that any savings getting smaller items by mail order is taken up by shipping costs.
 

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You'll be fine to run without them. Just avoid inclines. I wouldn't bother with repairing old ones while you are waiting for new parts.

Good advice to use parking brake, you don't want compression being the only thing keeping your car from flying into something.
 

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You'll be fine to run without them. Just avoid inclines. I wouldn't bother with repairing old ones while you are waiting for new parts.

Good advice to use parking brake, you don't want compression being the only thing keeping your car from flying into something.
+1...found that out quickly lol
 
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