Q: Brake drums

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On my rear drum on my truck the emergency brake cable bracket on the inside has broken off due to the rivet giving way what I would like to know is if I need to replace it with a rivet again or can I just use a bolt for it?

My car has 150875 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there, thanks for your question. I would replace it with a bolt. It’s easier to take off and put back on just in case you ever have to replace the cable for some reason. If you are still having trouble with this, have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, check the brake system and make correct adjustments or repair to the emergency brake cable.

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