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Ebrake how to adjust

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  • juannitro Oct 22, 2008

    thank you for your info i went under the nitro and its funny no yoke or at least i dont see it ,the cable goes in the floor i think it adjust right on the lever maybe like some other cars



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Try slaming on youre brakes in reverse sometimes they self adjust this way you can also look undre the car for a cable yoke with a long hook bolt that pulls the cable leading to the back brake lever.
don;t over tighten check in pedel throw to take up. Good thing is to jack the car up both side in the rear and spin the wheels make sure there is no dragging ,with the brake off. good luck C69

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