2008 Element EX AWD TRP
"eBrake"? What is that, Apple Speak? That thing you apply by pulling up on a handle between the front seats is a parking brake.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. Thanks, -David
If the cable is properly adjusted and the parking brake itself is OK, pulling up the parking brake handle 4 clicks should produce significant amount of drag on a level surface, pulling up the handle beyond 7 clicks should require a dramatic increase in the amount of needed force.
The vehicle could move 3-4 inches downhill when transferring from the hydraulic brakes to the parking brake, as the brake shoe pivots more firmly against the drum. When parked on an incline in addition to applying the parking brake, turn the front wheels in the direction that would cause the vehicle to toward the shoulder of the road if the brake were released.