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How do I adjust parking brakes, so that the car doesn't move in drive. I need to know so it can pass inspection.

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The park brake is adjusted under the car, you will need to raise the car off the ground and support it with jack stands, once it is up and safely supported go under the car, you will see a cable from the park brake ratchet that goes to a "Y" bar and splits off to the rear wheels, in that you will see a long threaded rod, to tighten the cable (and brakes) you turn the nut (you need to loosen the locking nut) on the rod clockwise, the two nuts are 13mm.

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