My parking brake bell crank was seized, so I replaced it on both sides. I also did the wheel cylinders when I was in there cause they were pretty cheap to get (used oem manufacturer Aisin).
I adjusted the whole parking brake system, the cable, the bell cranks, and the star wheel to where now the parking brake locks when the bell crank is pulled about halfway, which equates to about 12 clicks on the parking brake handle. I also flushed the brake fluid using the gravity method.
I went to test the brake out in a icy parking lot and discovered that now when I slam my brakes (regular brakes not parking) my wheels no longer lock up. Previously they would always lock up when I slammed them. I dont have ABS. This doesn't really seems like a bad thing to me, Im more just confused as to why they used to lock and no longer do.
The parking brake seems to hold ok...if I accelerate up to about 1200 RPM it fails....normal?