Question about 2002 Chevrolet Blazer
I'm not sure I'm adjusting my parking brake on my 2002 Chevy Blazer correctly. Whats the proper way?
This is not a hard answer but I couldn't find it anywhere either so I figured it out.
On the drivers side of the vehicle between the door and the rear wheel, just under the vehicle (outside of the frame) you will see the cable. Locate the nut (it's on a lolong screw-the front of the screw is facing the front of the vehicle) About 6 inches toward the read of that screw attach a vise grip. Then rotate the nut with a 12mm box wrench and shorten the cable. It takes a lot of turns so after every 10 or so check the parking brake pedal. If you are going in the right direction it should stop further fromn the floor each time. The manual says adjust to the point the pedal travels 1/2 way to the floor.Tip- Lube the nut and screw before starting. The nut can be rusted on and may snap if you try too hard. Mine was nice and easy to turn and now the pedal stops 1/2 way to the floor.
Posted on Sep 28, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Where the handbrake lever is,it will be covered by a boot of some sort.Peel this back and beside the lever will be either a rod with a nut on it,or it will have a recess for a screwdriver.with the h/brake off,do the adjustment by tightening it.When it's right, the h/brake should have to be pulled so 7 'clicks' can be heard.Hope this helps
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Adjust your service brake first and then, if need be, adjust the handbrake.
To adjust the handbrake, look for the threaded rod, which should be under the left side of the vehicle, about midway. Hold the rod from spinning, and tighten up the nut.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment
Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)
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
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.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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