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.

1 Answer

345

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

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • mazda protege fan not working 1 answer

    my 2002 mazda proteges fan will not turn on 1-4 how ever it would come on and then go off the past couple of days not at all now. could it be the resistor.

    2002 Mazda Protege ES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 2003 Mazda Protege wont start PLEASE HELP!!!!! 4 answers

    hello everyone. I have a 2003 Mazda Protege and for several days now my Mazda has not been driving right. Its been very slow getting up hills and the check engine light is on then it will blink then...

    Mazda Protege

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • mazda protege 2002 repair cost for water pump: is $450 a fair price 8 answers

    2002 protege lx with 185,000 miles has leaking water pump and the car has overheated. Towed to local shop. they want $450. When alternator died last week the repair people said low/no pressure on...

    Mazda Protege

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Mazda AC Problem 11 answers

    2002 mazda protege ac problem When i turn the AC on while the fan is on level 1, you feel it gettin cold so its workin as normal, but soon as we turn it up to 2,3 and some times 4 for more air, the ...

    2002 Mazda Protege LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Mazda Protege electrical issue

    I have a 1998 Mazda Protégé. The taillights, brake lights and turn signals all work fine until you turn on the headlights. Then none of them work. How do I track down this problem and what are common ...

    1998 Mazda Protege

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Mazda Protege Questions

Mazda Protege Experts

#1 James Kithuka
James Kithuka
Reputation 260
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 220
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda Protege5
122 listings
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,419 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
868 Great Deals out of 74,427 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,094 Great Deals out of 96,265 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mazda MAZDA6
134 Great Deals out of 16,748 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mazda Tribute
15 Great Deals out of 1,135 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Sentra
605 Great Deals out of 52,959 listings starting at $1,799
Used Mazda 626
263 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford Focus
699 Great Deals out of 58,723 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic Coupe
202 Great Deals out of 18,540 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,075 Great Deals out of 82,559 listings starting at $670