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So I take my car for a drive and i smell the clutch slip/brake smell. ruh-roh. I pull over, and my pass rear tire is HOT. So i pull the wheel off, and i get the caliper off, and the shim is destroyed. remove the caliper, grease the pins, adjust the hex nut so that the brakes are adjusted properly, and button everything up. I get into the car, and the ebrake is loose, so i adjust it so that it grabs at like 10 clicks. I go for a drive, it's all good. Then on another drive, same smell so I'm assuming same problem. What do you guys think is going on?
 

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having probs with the rear calipers myself.i am going to try to change the rear brake pads. whats the hex size? well, if i find anything out, i'll tell you but until then i have to get these calipers to cooperate with me.
 

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just changed mine, but i prefer 5 clicks.maybe something was left out...here's my pocedure.
1)change pads.then get in car with the hand-brake up, and pump the brake with car on to self position the piston./ or you can hold the brake pedal and continuously pull the e-brake repeatedly until tension is there when the piston is self positioned.
2) remove wheels and adjust brake grab tension. i click e-brake at 6.tighten adjusting nut while simultaneously wiggling the hub for play. once it locks.i tighten 3/4 of a turn. release the e-brake and check again.

you may have adjusted the tension nut first then went for a drive. and after multiple brake application, the piston starts to re-position itself tightening even further.
make sure to bottom out the piston first,then a)hand brake up,and pump brakes, or b) hold brake pedal and pull e-brake 20-50 times til tension applys. then move on to fine adjust the hand brake grabbing position after the piston has re-positioned itself.
my procedure turned out ok. i wanted 5 clicks, so my adjustments were using 6 clicks as to not overtighten when feeling for play. i'm sure you can do the same using 11 clicks, feel for play til it tightens then give it 3/4 of a turn to button it up.

good luck and tell me if you get a better result
 

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having probs with the rear calipers myself.i am going to try to change the rear brake pads. whats the hex size? well, if i find anything out, i'll tell you but until then i have to get these calipers to cooperate with me.
IIRC the adjusting allen key for the piston is 4mm and the bolt that lets the caliper swing out is either 12 or 14mm. I should know this I did it last week...


I'm having the same e-brake issue though, how do you get it down to ~6 clicks? just tighten the adjusting nut till the rotor doesn't move?
 

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I think you're supposed to back it off just a little from touching the rotor. I think thats what I remember from my manual or reading on .net

but Im also currently having rear caliper issues so I dont have the full experience of doing a complete rear brake job. my slider pins are seized at the moment. booo.

As far as adjusting the ebrake, isnt there some adjusment you can make on the brake lever itself? you have to remove the plastic or leather boot you may have on it. I have yet to take it apart myself, this is just what some other owners have told me.
 
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