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Pt cruiser parking brake ajustment

Hi, i have to pull my handbrake right up for it to work properly, is it self ajusting or can it be done manualy? i have a 2001 pt cruser ltd edition.

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It is manual adjustable.

Here is the photo where you can find it ("saatoruuvi"= "adjustable srew")

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My pt cruiser is 2001 limited and the handbrake was pulling all the way up, there were three issues

1. the rear brake plates where the handbrake cable is attached has a small rounded dome which was worn out and had to be welded to form the rounded shape again, you can clearly see it if you remove the brake shoes there will be a worn out hole on the plate, some dont do good electric welding and it can wear out again in 12months or so, so make sure you see the welding before its pt back, it should be a small dome like shape not just a bit of spot welding

2. when the brake shoes were replaced the handbrake lever will become loose, and if ignored the lever will pull up too much and parking brake will be soft or not work at all

3. it is essential to open the 4 screws around the long console of the handbrake lever to reveal the handbrake mechanism, there are two bolts holding the lever down, easy to remove and replace if you wish, but you can detach the two rear cables and pull the cable fixed to lever as mch as possible and then insert a lock pin or thin nail to hold the spring, and then attach the two cables back and remove the pin, this will retension the spring in the lever, make sure the handbrake is bolted down when you do this, check handbrake light before returning the console back, there is cigarrete lighter cable attached to the console so just leave console on the side wheile working.

do this before buying new handbrake cables or handbrake lever

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