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Old 07-28-2020, 02:08 PM   #1
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E46 eBrake Adjustment

My eBrake is not doing diddly right now, so I need to adjust it at the wheels.

I looked it up online and it seems you adjust it be removing one of the wheel bolts. That is great, except I installed studs.

Is there another way to get to the adjuster, or do I have to pull one of the studs?

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Old 07-28-2020, 03:08 PM   #2
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There are two adjustments. If you can't get it tight at the ebrake handle, you have to go through the hub hole, which 100% means pulling a stud.
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:38 PM   #3
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My eBrake is not doing diddly right now, so I need to adjust it at the wheels.
Have you used up all of the adjustment slack at the ebrake handle? There are 2 nuts that pull the individual rear cables tighter. If you pop up the shift boot you should see them. The come through the J-shaped formed tubes at the bottom of the mechanism, as you can see in this picture:

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Old 08-03-2020, 12:28 PM   #4
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I have cranked the handle end adjustment a good bit.

OK, it looks like pulling a stud. Not a huge deal.
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I have cranked the handle end adjustment a good bit.
Well, back it off to around halfway so you have some adjustment left for next time.
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