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      08-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by riccis
Raven....great points you raise. Didn't consider traction control and all that so thanks for pointing it out.

Regarding the electronic handbrake......good point there too. But how to check that it's actually releasing the pads sufficiently?

Thanks for your input.
The parking brake uses a threaded, locking rod to engage, when you release the parking brake it unscrews the rod back to the same place it started from, which would have been the Clarence the pads had when you applied them. Granted this probably be measured in nanometers. If they do not return to the starting point you will a brake error on the dash and/or console.
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