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Is there a way to adjust the parking parking brake in 1997 intrepid?If so where? I have 1997 intrepid with rear drum breaks brand new pads and the parking park won't grab enough to stop the car in motion, I can engage it on hill and the car won't roll.

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There is an adjustment screw on the bottom of the drum try tightening is little by little. you want it to grab when engaged. it is much harder to stop the car while moving than setting still.

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