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    Hi. How does the e-brake on a WRX work? Is it connected to the rear caliper or something in the tranny? Because every time I pull on the e-brake the car rolls a bit before coming to a stop much like an automatic car would do.

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    Of course the car isn't going to stop instantaneously...that would violate physics as we know it. The e-brake is in the rear and has nothing to do with the transmission.
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    There is actually a small mechanically operated drum brake setup inside the rear rotors. The brake shoes inside do "float" on springs and have a bit of play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    Of course the car isn't going to stop instantaneously...that would violate physics as we know it. The e-brake is in the rear and has nothing to do with the transmission.
    In my Honda, when I pulled the e-brake and then lifted the brake, the car stayed put. With the wrx, I lift my foot and the car rolls a few inches. I suppose the play in the springs might allow the car to roll, but not the amount mine rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    In my Honda, when I pulled the e-brake and then lifted the brake, the car stayed put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    With the wrx, I lift my foot and the car rolls a few inches. I suppose the play in the springs might allow the car to roll, but not the amount mine rolls.
    If you are at a complete stop when engaging the parking brake, the vehicle should not roll at all..

    Your parking brake may need adjustment, or your parking brake shoes may be worn down and not getting good surface contact w/ the inside of the "drum".

    The parking brake in my WRX is very strong... God forbid I forget to disengage it, cuz then I'm not going anywhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    If you are at a complete stop when engaging the parking brake, the vehicle should not roll at all..

    Your parking brake may need adjustment, or your parking brake shoes may be worn down and not getting good surface contact w/ the inside of the "drum".

    The parking brake in my WRX is very strong... God forbid I forget to disengage it, cuz then I'm not going anywhere...
    I think you might be right. I was on a hill and pulled the ebrake. The car started rolling. I had to put it in gear so it wouldn't roll. What is the procedure for adjusting the parking brake?

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