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Parking brake tension

Im trying to find out how to tighten my parking brake, I have a 2002 Chevrolet malibu, I just changed all the brakes on it and could not get the parking brake to be tight like it was several thousand miles ago. I can see the cable for the brake but can not see any sort of way to tighten it up at all. If you could possibly help me, i would greatly appreciate it.
oh and new struts were just put on the front along with all of the brakes.

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The hand brake on Chevy's is self adjusting, if there is a cable to tight, just follow the car from the back wheel inside to the front, in the back inside you will see a cable conduit going in to drum or disk, follow it on both sides are going to join in to one in a triangle shaped to both inside drums, right on center of joint you will see tightening mechanism like long treated bolt and two nuts, loose one and go the oposite way

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