Greetings larslabs, My name is Dennis and I can assist you to finding your parking brake adjustment location. 1) the adjustment is located so that you have to remove your center console floor finish panel (this is the drink holder). 2) raise your parking brake lever and gently pry the plastic tabs from the center console. 3) Once you can see the park brake lever you will see a nut that is turned to adjust the lever so that it has 5 clicks when it is applied. Glad to be of assistance and thank you for using FixYa. Please rate the solution because I can learn from your rating (and it keeps my rating up to date). Thank you, Dennis
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1 Raise the car on a car lift.
While using a car jack may be tempting, do not use it. A car jack is
much too unstable to properly support a car for long and should at least
be reinforced with safety stands.2 Locate the emergency brake
adjustment. It will be found underneath the car, roughly in the area
where the emergency brake pedal is located in the interior of the car.
3 Adjust the emergency brake using either a screwdriver or a wrench, depending on the make and model of yourvehicle.
The brake line will be visible and in most cases will need to be
tightened. This can be accomplished by turning the emergency brake
adjustment so the line becomes tighter.4 Test the emergency brake again
by parking on a sloping road and engaging the emergency brake, again
noting at what point it engages when it has beenpressed and at what
point it is fully engaged.5 Repeat the adjustment process
until the emergency brake will engage properly. Take care not to adjust
the emergency brake too tight, or it will always be engaged, which will
damage your hydraulic brakes as well as the emergency brake.
Hello, They have the old Starwheels in them. Just take off the rubber plugs and adjust the Starwheel looser. Check out the top of the rear brakes where the Emergency cables attach to the mounts.
When the Emergency brake cables adjust, they draw the brake mounts tighter by pulling the cables. Even when the Starwheels are loosened, the tops of the brakes can still be too close to remove the drum/rotors. You may have to backoff the adjustment nut in front of the split for the right and left Emergency brake cables. This will give you slack at the rear wheels. You may have to force the brake cable back into each wheel.
In some cases, the spring reel under the dash will need to be released to allow for even more slack. Make sure you start oiling the rotor around the wheel studs and the center of the hub.
Hello, These controls are very simple. You need to have the switch adjusted in the holder under the dash or more slack in the adjustment cable.
The way this works is the contact switch needs to extended far enough to activate the bulb. If the Emergency brake is too tight, the contact switch does not get enough room to extend. There is adjustment in the holder for this. What usually happens is the contact switch has extended for a worn system.
When new Emergency brakes are installed or the brake cable is adjusted, someone should have reset the Emergency brake holder. Now the Emergency brake switch does not have room to work. The cable does not move far enough to allow the plunger to move under the dash. You need to either adjust the holder or loosen the cable.
you will see a bracket under your vehicle to where the emergency brakes comes into ...reverse it ....there should be a nut to tighten too ....good luck ... try tighten it first ....before reversing it ...good luck
first you need to check the rear brakes ,the emergency brakes work off the rear brakes, there is an adjustment on the center of cable that goes between both rear brakes,hope this is some help,thanks robert b.
if you emergency brake is not holding then it is about time to put some rear brakes on the vehichle as they are the main brakes used for the emergency brake also depending on how long it has been this way you might also need new drums
Check the hardware for the drum emergency brake inside the the rear disc brakes, these pads are for your emergency brake, there should be an adjustment bolt that just sits between the two pads. Also, check the cables running to this set of pads to make sure they were connected properly. After you have checked the drum emergency brake, follow the cables in the undercarriage and look for the point at which they combine to another single cable, this is the point where the actual cable pressure adjustment is located.