2002 Mazda Protege5 Q&A

2002 Mazda Protege5 Question: emergency brake problem

i just replaced the rear brake pads.my e brake does not work any more.I inspected the cables and they are working properly. Any ideas? -
Answer 1
Is the e-brake handle pulling all the way up, like it isn't connected anymore? If so, then the e-brake needs to be adjusted. -
Answer 2
On most Mazdas with rear calipers, there is an allen bolt under a cap to release the caliper piston, did you release this? How did you get the caliper pistons to go back into their bores? -
Answer 3
I actually had the same problem with my e-brake after changing out the brakes. All I did was go to an open parking lot and threw the car in reverse then put on the brakes and it adjusted back and started working. -