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Handbrake adjustment on drum of sorento 2006

Adjusting park brake in drum

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Apparently this is a recall matter and will be fixed at no charge. KIA Consumer Assistance Center 1-800-333-4542. Recall notices were to go out in May/June 2009.

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SOURCE: how to adjust the hand brake on a sorento 2006

For the most part, the parking brakes on your vehicle will not require adjustment, as most parking brake systems come equipped with a self-adjusting mechanism. However, after years of service, a manual adjustment may be necessary. Most systems include a control cable or rod, an equalizer bar, application cables or rods, adjusting mechanism, and a pedal or lever.

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SOURCE: Kia Sedona 2008 - Parking Brake has no reserve travel

if it has rear drum brakes then yes the adjustment would be made by adjusting the shoes out tighter to the drum

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