2002 mazda protege parking brake not working

Asked by Oct 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM about the 2002 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On my 2002 mazda protege DX drum rear brakes
Automatic trans.  Ok so I changed my brake on the car I know I did it right
Everything went back like it came out. I changed the shoes and
The wheel cylinder on both rear wheels. I also bleed my brakes
The car is braking better then before but when I put the parking brake it does not hold the
car. I then removed the cover from the shifter and useing a 10mm socket I tighten the nut
but it's not enough. What did I miss? I am certain I did my brake right however I been
thinking about the brake adjuster I put it back how it was was I suppose to something
different with it? Any ideas will be helpful thanks.

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on both rear wheels there is parking brake adjuster. you have to rotate star wheel in proper direction until you start feeling slight drag on drum. after that drive&stop car several times in reverse to further adjust ER brakes

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