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Just replaced parking brake cables, now brake handle will barely move
The issue is your new parking brake cable is shorter then the old one (they stretch over time) most commonly there is an adjustment in-line under the vehicle (it will be a box style bracket with a set nut or two) or sometimes the adjust at the pedal or lever itself. either way once youve found the adjuster with the brake lever/pedal in the off position tighten the line till it has no slack in it (taught but not to tight) test it by depressing the pedal/pulling the lever, if it easily bottoms out add another full turn. repeat this process until you are unable to bottom the pedal/lever out. for the next few weeks be sure to use it every time you park. being that its a new cable it will stretch and you will have to add a few turns to it to finalize the process. dont worry its an easy process, hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment
Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)
j 21177-A Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance Gage
Park Brake Shoe Adjustment
Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution.
Important: The park brake shoes must be adjusted before the park brake cable tension is adjusted.Set the J 21177-A so it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor
Important: Before you adjust the park brake cable tension, verify that the park brake shoes are adjusted to provide a clearance of 0.6604 mm (0.026 in) and the rear disc brake rotors are installed.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: parking brake cable adjustment
if its rear shoes there is a cog wheel that turns in and out to close and spread the shoes just turn the wheel to make the shoes go in a little at a time and the drum will go back on
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
u will nead to get under the car. how u go about that is up to u but do it safe an have mate around. go to your front door this is the best place easy to reach your hand brack hear. look where the gear stick is up front u nead to be under the car where the gear stick is find it then look a bit downback from gear stick an u will see it. when u do the hand brake up do not hav it on u wont to have max 8 click,s an u,ll be fine. hope this helps u
Posted on May 28, 2009
I can't say for sure, but many of them have an adjustment under the center counsel. Your's is a pull one in between your seats, right?
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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