Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, they are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a Saturn VUE rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a result of disuse, which can cause the components to rust and seize.
Tools Used: Tools, Brake lubricant, Parking brake shoes, Socket wrench set, Torque wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Saturn VUE will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for all versions of the Saturn VUE use the drum brake shoes on the rear wheels.