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I need a schematic for the parking brake assembly on a 1991 mazda mx5 (rear discs). The parking brake stopped working and only barely gripped even after adjusting the hand brake adjuster to 5 clicks. I stripped the off side disc assembly and although the pads where low they were not due for replacement. Spent hours looking for problem, finally gave up and put everything back together and to my surprise the hand brake worked. The only thing I did differently was slacken the adjuster all the way off in an effort to get as much slack in the cables as possible during my examination and then when I had reassembled adjusted it up to 5 clicks again. The only theory I have is that somehow the cable had slipped off a cam of some king at the hand brake and when slackening off completely and then adjusting up again it re-seated itself but I cannot find a schematic of the assembly anywhere that my support my theory. Michael, Cape Town.

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Try to get a copy of parts schematic from the Mazda dealer for the rear brake parts . Check on line to see if that diagram is available on free download. Check the aftermarket brake spares to see if you can get a copy. Or buy a workshop manual for your car.from a auto spares shop.

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SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment


Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)

Tools Required

j 21177-A Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance Gage

Park Brake Shoe Adjustment

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution.

Important: The park brake shoes must be adjusted before the park brake cable tension is adjusted.Set the J 21177-A so it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor

  1. Position the J 21177-A over the shoe and the lining at the widest point.
  2. Turn the adjuster nut until the lining just contacts the J 21177-A. Park brake shoe to brake rotor clearance: 0.6604 mm (0.026 in)
  3. Repeat steps 1-3 for the opposite side.
Park Brake Cable Tension Adjustment

Important: Before you adjust the park brake cable tension, verify that the park brake shoes are adjusted to provide a clearance of 0.6604 mm (0.026 in) and the rear disc brake rotors are installed.

  1. Verify the self adjuster lock-out pin has been removed.
  2. Fully apply and release the park brake pedal 3 times.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: parking brake adjustment

On the accents what you need to do is to remove the plastic casing from around the parking brake mechanism. Towards the back on each side there is a screw that needs to come out. Then you will just need to wiggle the plastic casing out and around from the parking brake and set it aside with the screws. Once that is off on the inside there will be what looks like one long (gold colored) screw and at the bottom there will be a mini cable running off to each side. At the end of the tension adjuster is where you adjust it. Mine was very loose and I had to tighten it down quite a bit. It takes a 12 MM wrench. You will want to turn the wrench toward the passenger side to tighten it down. Hope this works for you.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 323f Year 2000 Mileage 12000. Discs/pads in good

no the back brakes are self adjusting but there are 2 cables for the handbrake and over they strech and get worn out

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced the rear pads/rotors and calipers on a

There should be an adjuster next to the handbrake lever. You may have to remove some trim to see it but it is in the general area of the lever.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Parking Brake doesn't work. I have adjusted the

Check your rear brake adjust; maybe the cable is work fine, but the regulation in your rear brakes is bad.

For details DIY review the repair guide: ZJ-Secc-5-Brakes
- page 12 Rear Drum Brakeshoe Adjust and next;
- page 44 Parking Brake Service.

Good luck (remember rated this help).


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