Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 05:48:52 -0400 From: "Jonbouy" <john.rennienospamam.nhm-auto.co.uk> Subject: Re: Toasted Brakes?
If your handbrake is over adjusted you'll have the handbrake shoes in contact with the disc/drum which will overheat. This can also be caused by driving with the handbrake still engaged by even one notch. If this overheating is constant you need to loosen off the handbrake cable, strip down the rear brakes and inspect for damage. Serious overheating will cause metal to take on a blue tinge. Replace any suspect parts, rebuild the brakes, change your brake fluid and set the handbrake to 5 clicks for full lock.