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Adjusting the parking brake on a 2003 Toyota Matrix

I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix. The parking brake doesn't work anymore is there a way to adjust it to fix this problem. Everytime i set it even on level ground it tries to roll away. it is starting to get a little frustrating. Hoping you can help me.

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If you have a handbrake,,,,, I believe that the adjstment is at the bottom of the lever. Also if you have Drum brakes on the rear, It is possible you are due for a brake job. Have it inspected.

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  • Adjust rear brake shoes and linings (2200) automatically.
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When the brake pedal is applied, hydraulic fluid pressure forces the pistons in the rear wheel cylinder outward, moving the rear brake shoes and linings against the brake drum.
The rear drum brake system includes the parking brake mechanism. Refer to Section 206-05 .

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