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The parking brake lever usually activates a cable that is attached to the rear drum brake. You can look for the connection at the parking break lever in the car and there many be an adjustment nut that you can tighten - this is only a small adjustment as is getting under the vehicle and just tighten up the nut. Typically, if the parking break does set the break firmly with a small push - pull (depending on the type) is means your break pads are getting worn down.
WHEN PARKING BRAKE LEVER WHEN PROPERLY ADJUSTED SHOULD TRAVEL THREE TO FIVE CLICKS,BLOCK THE FRONT WHEELS RAISE THE REAR OF THE VECHICLE AND SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS MAKE SURE VECHICLE PARKED ON SOLID LEVEL GROUND.REMOVE THE REAR WHEELS THEN TURN STAR WHEEL OR KNURL ADJUSTER UNTIL BRAKE SHOES LOCK THE DRUM MEANING YOU CANT TURN IT.THEN BACK OFF THE ADJUSTMENT UNTIL THE DRUM CAN JUST TURN FREELY WITH OUT ANY DRAG.OKAY TO HAVE A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF DRAG.
Doe's the back brakes work? Is number 7 and 15 hooked up right? If they are. Try backing up and hitting brakes, This will tigjhten them up.
1 – SUPPORT PLATE 2 – RETURN SPRING 3 – ANCHOR PLATE 4 – RETURN SPRING 5 – CABLE GUIDE 6 – PARKING BRAKE LEVER 7 – ADJUSTER CABLE AND SPRING 8 – SHOE RETAINER, SPRING AND PIN 9 – SECONDARY SHOE AND LINING 10 – LEVER SPRING 11 – ADJUSTER LEVER 12 – ADJUSTER SCREW ASSEMBLY 13 – SHOE SPRING 14 – PRIMARY SHOE AND LINING 15 – PARKING BRAKE STRUT AND SPRING
there should be an adjusting screw around the lever that is used to apply the parking brake. if you tighten this until there is a slight drag in the back tires and then back off two full turns then that will adjust the parking brake.
if you have rear drums then you adjust them from behind. the backing plate. just tight enough that you can fell the drag.if they are rear disk brakes.there is a cable with a nut on it.tighten the nut to tighten up the parking brake.
The parking brake cables may be stretched and in need of adjustment. Follow the cables along to a nut. Then you can tighten the adjusters up on both sides until you have the proper tension. Also make certain none of the brackets are bent or broken that the cables ride through.
Greetings larslabs, My name is Dennis and I can assist you to finding your parking brake adjustment location. 1) the adjustment is located so that you have to remove your center console floor finish panel (this is the drink holder). 2) raise your parking brake lever and gently pry the plastic tabs from the center console. 3) Once you can see the park brake lever you will see a nut that is turned to adjust the lever so that it has 5 clicks when it is applied. Glad to be of assistance and thank you for using FixYa. Please rate the solution because I can learn from your rating (and it keeps my rating up to date). Thank you, Dennis