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Parking brake adjustment

For 96' honda civic exi. left rear doesnt lock, right rear brakes as per normal. is there some way that i can adjust the left side only?

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  • bonazo1 Dec 11, 2008

    4 wheel disc

  • cravensb May 11, 2010

    4 wheel disc or drum brakes?

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There is adjustment nuts for the cables under the cover on the park brake lever, You may be able to adjust them, but more likely the cable to that side is corroded and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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My Toyota RAV4 2004 wagon when I put on handbrake position parking but still moving reverse( to back)


cant read the FSM, (factory service manual or log into alldata.com
and read all this, not have use , do all this the hard way?

ok hard way, just for you,
x2 , as brakes wear the handle can go wrong (emg. brake).
but, dont mess with that yet that is last , or not at all.
why?
did you service the rear brakes first. by the book
the FSM book and read the words on EMG, brake there.
how to test it and make sure its right?

here ill qoute the FSM just so you can see facts and truth.
1st things go 1st.

  1. Make sure the brake shoes are properly adjusted first.
  2. Pull the parking brake up using a normal amount of force and count the number of clicks. It should be between 6 and 8.
  3. If not, remove the rear console box to access the parking brake adjuster.
  4. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjusting nut until the travel is correct.
  5. Tighten the lock nut and reinstall the rear console box.


the cars have both disk and drum brakes. on rear.
the disc setup has a top hat rear shoe setup. like mine.
the rotor stops car , with foot brake
the here, inside it the top hat brake (drum)
(put rotor on your head it looks like a top hat) thus the name.
replace the shoes if bad.or just adjust them. per below
I BET now the hand brake work like new. and no mess with 1-5 above. (99% of time)

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there is an adjustment rod that adjusts the brake shoes out as they wear. so your parking break will work. When you install new pads, they are larger diameter than the old pads you removed, so you need to turn the adjustment rod all the way back in untill the brake drums only drag slightly. It is a good idea to clean and lubricate this adjustment rod assembly when you do a brake job.

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Why is the emergency brake cable very loose


Probabily needs adjustment---
  1. Remove the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.
  2. Turn the adjuster as needed to attain the proper adjustment.

Make sure the brakes do not drag when the parking brake lever is released.
  1. Reinstall the trim cover.
  2. Depress the pedal 2 notches.
  3. Tighten the adjusting nut at the pedal assembly until the rear brakes just begin to drag when rotated.
  4. Release the parking brake lever and check that the wheels do not drag when turned. The parking brake should engage in 3-5 notches when a force of 66 lbs. (294 Nm) is applied to the parking brake pedal.
  5. Lower the vehicle

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1998 honda civic lx drivers side rear emergency brake cable spring is very loose


  1. Remove the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.
  2. Turn the adjuster as needed to attain the proper adjustment.

Make sure the brakes do not drag when the parking brake lever is released.
  1. Reinstall the trim cover.
  2. Depress the pedal 2 notches.
  3. Tighten the adjusting nut at the pedal assembly until the rear brakes just begin to drag when rotated.
  4. Release the parking brake lever and check that the wheels do not drag when turned. The parking brake should engage in 3-5 notches when a force of 66 lbs. (294 Nm) is applied to the parking brake pedal.
  5. Lower the vehicle

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I replaced the brake cylinders in my mothers 96 pontiac grand am.we bled the brakes all but one.....and there is not much of a pedal still?do i need to adjust the rear brakes or somthing?i have gone...


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This is not normal, looks like someone accidentally drove several miles with the brake on.

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