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What's up fellow Dart drivers so I was wondering does anyone know how to adjust the E-Brake on the darts mine is becoming very loose meaning I have to pull up on my hand brake further than normal any insight would much appreciated thank you
 

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Hey thank you so much man I appreciate it and thank you for the pics that helps out a whole lot and as for my miles I'm sorry to say I'm 52k 😞 But I have to drive about 40 miles to and from work each day and I thought I needed to go through the middle console I was hoping for an easier way lol
 

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I will be doing a rear brake pad and rotor change either tomorrow or this weekend... I am having some e-brake issues as well. I will be checking the cables and the kick-back spring (idk the correct name for it lol) to see if its getting stuck or if maybe i have been yanking on the e-brake handle too hard and need to adjust the cables... Will advise!
 

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Ya the rear break pads were the first thing I checked actually I usually check them every time I do a Tire Ro I'm pretty OCD over my Dart it's a little rediculous and as For Exitus04 your gonna have to do an adjustment on your E-Brake especially when you put on new pads and rotors but good luck on those man I haven't had to change my brakes on mine yet so keep us posted on how it goes
 

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Absolutely anything can get worn down over time and even faster if not taken care of properly but I think I'm gonna try to work on my E-Brake today hopefully things go smoothly
 

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The cables can strech over time. i know they are steel but they do get streched.
Yes, this is exactly what I think have done from pulling too hard on the e-brake when parking...
 

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I finally took apart my whole middle console and was able to adjust my E-Brake which it needed I have pics I just don't know how to post them haha
 

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Hmmm.. dodge no longer sell the e-brake.
A revised part must be in the works.
Cable stretch on a 2013 is not normal, its a manufacturing or design flaw.
 

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In reply to my previous statements on this thread... When I did my rear rotor and pads change i found the culprit! There are springs attached to the rear calipers that are meant to pull the brake cable for the e-brake back and make the calipers release. I have a 2015 dart and I have already started having issues with those springs... What i had to do was, spray the WHOLE moving mechanism with penetrating spray both on the springs(all moving parts) and the cable jacket. Then I had my father pull of the e-brake handle while holding the button, so it wouldnt lock in place. While he would pull up and the handle, I would pull back down on the spring assembly working the penetrating spray into the moving parts and cable jacket.

It seemed to free the cable up much better and make the springs actually spring back into place!

So, here is a picture from under my car... (It is supposed to be of the awesome Moog endlinks and progress sway bar but you can see what im talking about there) If you see the coil on the back of the caliper (its a vertical gold-ish coil)... that is the kick-back spring I am talking about... They do NOT hold up well to the cold or the spray they put on the ground to prevent ice... Im thinking this is why i have been having issues with it only after a year...
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In reply to my previous statements on this thread... When I did my rear rotor and pads change i found the culprit! There are springs attached to the rear calipers that are meant to pull the brake cable for the e-brake back and make the calipers release. I have a 2015 dart and I have already started having issues with those springs... What i had to do was, spray the WHOLE moving mechanism with penetrating spray both on the springs(all moving parts) and the cable jacket. Then I had my father pull of the e-brake handle while holding the button, so it wouldnt lock in place. While he would pull up and the handle, I would pull back down on the spring assembly working the penetrating spray into the moving parts and cable jacket.

It seemed to free the cable up much better and make the springs actually spring back into place!

So, here is a picture from under my car... (It is supposed to be of the awesome Moog endlinks and progress sway bar but you can see what im talking about there) If you see the coil on the back of the caliper (its a vertical gold-ish coil)... that is the kick-back spring I am talking about... They do NOT hold up well to the cold or the spray they put on the ground to prevent ice... Im thinking this is why i have been having issues with it only after a year...
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Well that makes sense..
Car manufacturing is nothing new to Chrysler or Fiat, so shame on them both for allowing something as simple as this get by.

As far as the part #
2013 Dodge Dart park brake lever & cables, front - MoparPartsGiant.com

Strangely searching just that part # some sites indicate that as the cable.
 

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In reply to my previous statements on this thread... When I did my rear rotor and pads change i found the culprit! There are springs attached to the rear calipers that are meant to pull the brake cable for the e-brake back and make the calipers release. I have a 2015 dart and I have already started having issues with those springs... What i had to do was, spray the WHOLE moving mechanism with penetrating spray both on the springs(all moving parts) and the cable jacket. Then I had my father pull of the e-brake handle while holding the button, so it wouldnt lock in place. While he would pull up and the handle, I would pull back down on the spring assembly working the penetrating spray into the moving parts and cable jacket. It seemed to free the cable up much better and make the springs actually spring back into place! So, here is a picture from under my car... (It is supposed to be of the awesome Moog endlinks and progress sway bar but you can see what im talking about there) If you see the coil on the back of the caliper (its a vertical gold-ish coil)... that is the kick-back spring I am talking about... They do NOT hold up well to the cold or the spray they put on the ground to prevent ice... Im thinking this is why i have been having issues with it only after a year... <img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=61086"/>
I am going to try this. My passenger e-brake sticks. I need to pry it back down on the stops.
 

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@Exitus04, Just wanted to say THANK YOU, my e-brake started getting stuck a couple of days ago just like what's described in this thread and after using your pics and following the instructions (one person engaging/disengaging e-brake while holding button and me spraying the heck out of the e-brake mechanism on both sides) both sides now engage/disengage perfectly and my e-brake feels nice and tight!
 
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