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    E-Brake Adjust on 2005 Saab 9-2x Linear

    How does one go about adjusting the grip of the e-brake on a 2005 Saab 9-2x? Not at the handle, but at the rear wheel.... I don't want to stretch my cable more than necessary. Thanks in advance.

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    The WRX uses distinct brake shoes for the parking brake incorporated into the rear disc system.

    If your setup is like this remove the cover from the backing plates that protect the shoe adjustment gearing. It's like a little plug.
    Use a screwdriver to adjust up until the shoe touches the braking surface.
    Go down a few clicks, reinstall the plug.
    Pull the hand brake a lot, quickly. If you don't have full engagement by 6 clicks, adjust the lever with the nuts under the console.
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    Thank you for the info. I found the rubber grommet/plugs very easily and rolled the adjustment spindle 4 clicks for each side. Now when I'm parked on an incline it holds firm at 6 clicks instead of 9. Very easy fix. Took probably 20 minutes including jacking and jack stands and checking brake hold.

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    Aha, good. As long as you made sure the handbrake shoes don't drag when the lever is down and the handbrake should be disengaged, you are in terrific shape. The little plug with the wheel thing is a smart setup, makes it easy.
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