I just recently bought a 2001 GMC Jimmy that needs a couple of minor things done in order to get an inspection sticker. One of which is adjusting my parking break. It seems simple enough, but is this an easy fix for someone like myself, who is not that good with car mechanics? Thanks everyone!
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Re: tightening parking brake for 2001 GMC Jimmy
Hi... to adjust rear brakes providing the shoes are good... just drive vehicle in reverse and pump brakes... rear shoes are self adjusting so they should "adjust" themselves... after doing this test by putting on park brake, put vehicle in drive and see if vehicle moves forward, repeat procedure if necessary. Hope this helps... please rate suggestion.... ty
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and this upsets you why? or will it start in any gear? neutral safety switch at the bottom of the steering column may be bad..later models used one at the shifter linkage on the transmission also check these..or else some interlock issue is present...consult the troubleshoot book on this item..also..
not coming out park may a couplr of things brake switch there also a switch under center piece where the shifter is a ***** probe with test light or multa meter u can see if getting power if not getting power you want look at the key swich the mancanical side or eletircal side can be bad
No, it's not that expensive. I have the same problem and am fixing it now.
Basically you need to replace the parking brake assembly that is held on with 3 bolts, and the 2 cables. ( brake cable and release handle )
The Brake cable has three flared tabs you need to squeeze to get it out of the assembly.
Get a replacement brake assembly at your local wreckers, Mine will cost $22.00
Re-install the large cable with the flanges and then bolt it in, then attach the release cable.
With the parking brake released go under the car and trace the parking brake cable s all the way the the rear brakes. If no problem is found jack the rear of the car up and remove the rear wheels. Remove the brake drums (you might have to insert a brake tool or screwdriver and loosten the adjustment in order to get the drums off. Inspect both brake systems for problems. If you drove through water on your last trip and the car was parked for several days the rear shoes sometimes get stuck to the drums because of rust. Water on the shoes can also cause the automatic adjustors to over tighten the shoes and adjusting the tension with the brake tool or screwdriver will correct it. Most of the time the adjustment slot is on the backplate at the bottom and has a small rectangular rubber plug you have to remove to make the adjustment. Some of the newer vehicles have the adjustment on the front of the drum and is a round hole which must be near the top to reach the adjustor.
hi from the uk not too conversant with your model ? BUT here in uk the same type of rear calipers for hydraulic disc brakes and a seperate set of brake shoes operate the park brake/s which is internal of the rotor ?? thebrake shoes will have an adjuster manually adjustment when rotor/drum is in place ? so if you look at the area between the top of shoes you may see a threaded rod with a serrated round wheel which when turned on thread will move shoes out one way and in the other ? so to fit rotor you must rotate this wheel so shoes close up enableing to fit rotor/drum over shoes easily ? then secure rotor with screws?? if fitted then you adjust ppark brake shoes by turning with a flat screwdriver via a hole which is/should? be in rotor and will turn in line with this adjuster? tighten brake on then turn back notch by notch till rotor turns free or just? do this b4 you fit the disc pads then repeat on other brake assy on other side? re assemble discpads and pump brakes till hard this then leaves the park brake cable to adjust if req'd if so pull p/brake it should come up approx 4 or 5 clicks to fully lock of brake this allows for what is known as reserve travel left on cable to apply as brake shoes wear ok? hope this helps?
this is a abs pump problem. common on these circuits get "unsoldered" from vibration. if you feel like you can solder conections its a good couple hour job and sometimes things get burned out from voltage spikes. good luck jimmy rate as fixya thanx