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Emergency Brake Adjustment

There are no turn buckles on the parking break cable. How do you adjust it?

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Ahh they are a real pain in the **** you need to remove the rear wheels calipers caliper anchors then the rotors and then you can adujust the park brake shoes up just untill you feel a bit of drag on the rotor then back them off a bit. Other wise you need to buy the tools to check the adjustment bottom line they are a pain

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