I'm operating on Mazda CX-9 2008 changing rear rotors/pads and parking brake shoes and spring kit (first time).
On operation I find my back-left parking brake is missing the "operation lever". The right is fine. This does not come in the kit and I cannot get the part for a few days at least.
As a workaround, I plan to remove the entire parking brake hardware from both back wheels including all the push nut things, shoes, springs, everything, so that I can continue to use the vehicle a few days until I get the part. It will look like this both sides:
The right side is normal looks like this:
The left side shows the missing part:
I cannot see anything possibly going wrong with this, except the parking brake will not work, which it didn't anyway. However I am new and may be overlooking something.
So to you experts or accomplished DIYers. Am I missing something or is this safe for now?
Update: Note I am going to put back caliper, brake pads and rotors.
Update: Adding service manual diagram showing the shoe pistons, which push the shoes, showing missing lever and how it pushes on a push rod to push the shoe open both sides. This appears to be a very old and rubbish method which does not use any hydraulics. There is no brake line connection to it and the caliper is 100% separate.