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How to Replace Emergency Brakes on Plymouth Neon

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The emergency brakes on your vehicle were originally used to stop it when the regular brakes failed. However, the brakes on a Plymouth Neon now rarely fail, and the emergency brakes are more often used to keep the vehicle from moving while parked. The most common source of failure for emergency brakes occurs when they aren’t used for a period of time, causing the brake cable to rust and seize.

Tools Used: Tools, Emergency brakes kit, Pliers, Socket wrench set, Torque wrench

Replace Emergency Brakes

Determine which type of emergency brakes your Plymouth Neon will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Plymouth Neon use disc brakes on the rear wheels. Raise the vehicle so you can remove the wheel and tire assembly with a socket wrench.