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Should be under truck on drivers side ,the cables split and go to both rear wheel brake setups ..where they split there should be an adjustment bars on both cables ,a couple of wrenches,one to hold cable and the other to adjust the nut..once your working on it ,it will become obvious on how to tighten or loosen cables...

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SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment


Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)

Tools Required

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

  1. Position the J 21177-A over the shoe and the lining at the widest point.
  2. Turn the adjuster nut until the lining just contacts the J 21177-A. Park brake shoe to brake rotor clearance: 0.6604 mm (0.026 in)
  3. Repeat steps 1-3 for the opposite side.
Park Brake Cable Tension Adjustment

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.

  1. Verify the self adjuster lock-out pin has been removed.
  2. Fully apply and release the park brake pedal 3 times.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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On the accents what you need to do is to remove the plastic casing from around the parking brake mechanism. Towards the back on each side there is a screw that needs to come out. Then you will just need to wiggle the plastic casing out and around from the parking brake and set it aside with the screws. Once that is off on the inside there will be what looks like one long (gold colored) screw and at the bottom there will be a mini cable running off to each side. At the end of the tension adjuster is where you adjust it. Mine was very loose and I had to tighten it down quite a bit. It takes a 12 MM wrench. You will want to turn the wrench toward the passenger side to tighten it down. Hope this works for you.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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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

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SOURCE: Parking Brake doesn't work. I have adjusted the

Check your rear brake adjust; maybe the cable is work fine, but the regulation in your rear brakes is bad.

For details DIY review the repair guide: ZJ-Secc-5-Brakes
- page 12 Rear Drum Brakeshoe Adjust and next;
- page 44 Parking Brake Service.

Good luck (remember rated this help).


Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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Look above your brake pedal and you will see your brake switch up along your brake pedal arm. It will either be between the brake arm and the firewall so when you brake it pushes the switch in. Or it will be between the dash and the brake arm so when you brake it pulls the switch out. Most likely this switch needs to be replaced

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Diagram for parking brake cables


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  1. For the 1500HD, relieve the tension from the park brake cable by pulling down on the park brake cable in front of the equalizer then removing the cable from the equalizer bar.
  2. For the 25/35 series Disable the park brake cable automatic adjuster.
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      Lever (1), cable (2), spring (3) and backing plate (4)

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    Park brake shoe assembly 1500HD, 25 and 35 Series
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  10. Remove the park brake shoe anchor springs and pins.
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  1. Clean the debris and the dust from the park brake components using a clean shop cloth.
  2. Install the adjuster assembly to the park brake shoes.
  3. Separate the tips of the shoes and install the park brake shoes to the park brake actuator.
  4. Install the park brake shoe anchor springs and pins.
  5. Install the park brake shoe return spring (6).
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  9. Install the park brake cable (2) to the lever (1).
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    • Compress the spring (3) by pushing towards the lever (1).
    • Route the cable (2) through the slot in the backing plate.
    • Push the cable housing into the backing plate (4) until the locking tabs snap into place.
  11. Install the tire and wheel.
  12. Remove the safety stands.
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14. Enable the park brake cable automatic adjuster.
  15. For the 1500HD, install the park brake cable to the equalizer by pulling down on the park brake cable in front of the equalizer then installing the cable to the equalizer bar.
  16. Adjust the park brake cable.
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The rear drum brakes:
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When the brake pedal is applied, hydraulic fluid pressure forces the pistons in the rear wheel cylinder outward, moving the rear brake shoes and linings against the brake drum.
The rear drum brake system includes the parking brake mechanism. Refer to Section 206-05 .

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