Originally Posted by Earl43P
99% of the "my front brakes are too grabby" gripes I've fixed with either new rear shoes or new adjuster wheels.
Does your parking brake hold if you:
push it 1/2 of its travel distance to the floor
and put in drive or let out the clutch?
In other words, check/adjust/replace your rear shoes / adjusters.
Another way to confirm my diagnosis is to drive down the road, press the parking brake until you can feel it having a braking effect, THEN press the foot brake and see how grabby the fronts are. My bet is you'll see a big difference. Fix the rears!
If your parking brake goes completely to the floor, again = bad rears.
Fixed the problem!
I tried braking with only the emergency brake and they were a mess. I replaced the shoes about 20k miles ago so they still looked new. I decided to replace everything in the rears. It was about $170 down at Autozone. Took about 2 hours and a little adjusting but now they work perfect!
Earl43P you are the man!