The hand brake on mine locks the rear wheels up solid.
It finally hit me that what you describe is the brake NOT GOING ON AT ALL. That's the regular slop in an automatic transmission put in park. Your EMERGENCY brake (also used as a parking brake) is the required mechanical backup system on all cars & trucks in case the hydraulic system fails so you really ought to get it fixed.Hey guys,
When I apply the ebrake, the E can roll back and forth a bit, like a few inches.
Is this a problem?
Is a certain amount of slop expected? If so how much.
I love how you reminded us that no law says (blah-blah)... I have this mental image of a driver merrily debating the points of the law with the EMT's all the way in to the E-room. :lol: Really, if there's an emergency and I need to do something I wasn't expecting, my thoughts aren't filled with scores of of DOT regs, manufacturer recommendations, etc. What I see is a quick "Hey... That'll work! WOW!"OK, no law says you must use all available resources in an emergency.
Of course every system should be maintained in proper condition. But the OP's question was about the hand brake.