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My handbrake needs adjusting in my Toyota Corolla 1994. Can u please explain how this adjustment is done.


Hello, My usual Brands are Ford products, but Foreign cars usually use simple, less expensive ways to do things. Assuming the brake pads are good, there should be a cable connected to the handbrake. You would usually pull the handbrake up to engage about 1/4 the way to engagement and lock it there.
Then you would go underneath the car and find the cable that stretches from the handbrake lever to a juction with a second cable. There should be an adjusting thread somewhere at this intersection.

With the rear wheels off the ground, you would tighten the nut on the threads of the handbrake cable until you hear rubbing in the rear brakes. Then get inside the car and pull back on the handbrake lever and you should not be able to move the rear wheels with the handbrake set. You then release the handbrake 100% and the rear wheels should turn mostly without noise.

Now if you can not find an adjustment nut under the car, it is possible the handbrake adjustment nut is under the handbrake cover/boot inside the car. Still use the same process of setting the lever 1/4 engaged and tightening the threaded cable until the rear wheels start dragging.

I hope this helps you.

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Handbrake wont come up


he lied or the other brake cable also require a change
it is also posable that th rear brakes are not engaging

to test brakes
go to underground concrete parking lot must be smooth concrete and best place to find it is in undergrounds

acelerate in a strait line to 20 mph or 20 km
slam the brake pedal to thew floor causing a skid pump brakes if you have abs
now get out and check all 4 tires have skid patches
if not go in reverst to 10 mph and hit the brakes hard
let it slide
now get out and check skid marks
if you dont get skid marks front and rear it is time to talk to your mechanic
as for brake cables there are usually 3 of them
1 from hand controll then 1 for eash rear wheel somtimes they are on axcell and somtimes they run direct across the trailing arms

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you eather put your foot on the brake and put it in gear and it pops out or you have a handle that releases it under the dash.

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Not getting fuel to my rav 4 1996.where is fuel filter located on rav 4 1996.how do I change it,assuming that is the problem in view of the fact I have a spark?cheers, Ray


Filter should be on drivers side of passenger side of car directly between the doors. To change shut off fuel pump relay switch in trunk, remove the clips and change the filter.

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How to adjust handbrake cable


HANDBRAKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT

1. Raise the vehicle and release the handbrake.
2. De-adjust the handbrake cable.
  • Remove the locking pin.
  • Slacken the adjuster locknut.
  • Slacken the adjuster until the levers on the callipers have returned to their stops.
3. Paint alignment lines on the lever and caliper
4. Tighten the adjuster until the caliper levers move from the alignment lines.
5. Apply the handbrake to equalise the cable.
6. Tighten the adjuster locknut to a minimum of three clicks and a maximum of six clicks.
7. Fit a new adjuster locking pin.
8. Lower the vehicle.

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Pt cruiser parking brake ajustment


Hello,
It is manual adjustable.

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

http://www.ptcruiser.fi/ptgalleria/albums/userpics/Jarrukengat.jpg

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Toyota rav 4


I work for Toyota, and I will be glad to provide you with the actual answer:

The RAV/4 product is available in two models, a 4WD model and a 2WD model.
The difference between the two is on the 2WD model, there is no driveshaft going under the vehicle to the rear wheels, and no rear differential. There is no "RAV/2"; both models are called RAV/4's.

There is a lot of common confusuion about how the 4WD works. It is full time 4WD. In other words, it is always in 4WD. It does not "kick in/kick out/automatically engage", or anything like that. It is 4WD all of the time. But, when I say "4WD", that is sometimes mistaken for "all wheel drive", and, in this case, the RAV/4 is not "AWD". What this means is that if you raise the RAV/4 up on a lift, and put it in gear, 1 rear and the other side front tires will spin. True "all wheel drive" would have ALL 4 wheels spinning. This is not the case with the Rav/4. What the RAV does have, making up for not having "True AWD" on the 5 speed model, however, is a switch that locks the center differential in the transfer case, which, when engaged, applies a method of "locking" the 4WD system for maximum traction, but it is still not AWD. The automatic version doe not have this ability.
The last "true AWD" vehicle for purchase was a 1970's International Scout.
If you are considering purchasing a RAV/4, that is a very good investement. They hold their value quite well, and are virtually bulletproof; I do not make any "money" off my RAV/4 customers...
Just "gas station work". Very nice cars. I hope that this helps you, please feel free to comment back with any otherr questions...Glad to be of assistance.
Toyota Ed


Oct 17, 2008 | 2002 Toyota RAV4

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