The emergency brakes on your vehicle were originally used to stop it when the regular brakes failed. However, the emergency brakes on a Pontiac Grand Am now rarely fail, and they 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, Parking brake shoes, Socket wrench set, Tool J 38400, Torque wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Pontiac Grand Am will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Pontiac Grand Am use the brake shoes on the drum brakes for the rear wheels.