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I need to adjust the parking break but I don't know where the screws are to tighten the wires

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Most cars have this adjusting nut on the base of the parking brake lever, which is hidden by the boot of the lever. just raise the rubber boot or move the lip of the rubber off to the side to get a glimpse of that adjusting nut.

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How do you adjust parking brake


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.

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Probabily needs adjustment---
  1. Remove the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.
  2. Turn the adjuster as needed to attain the proper adjustment.

Make sure the brakes do not drag when the parking brake lever is released.
  1. Reinstall the trim cover.
  2. Depress the pedal 2 notches.
  3. Tighten the adjusting nut at the pedal assembly until the rear brakes just begin to drag when rotated.
  4. Release the parking brake lever and check that the wheels do not drag when turned. The parking brake should engage in 3-5 notches when a force of 66 lbs. (294 Nm) is applied to the parking brake pedal.
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My emergeny brake will not hold. I have already spent $150.00 and I still have a problem with my brake holding. The mechanic says that I need new emergency brakes, but he did not even look at the breaks. I...


The parking brake can be "adjusted" from either inside the vehicle or underneath, although adjusting the parking brake AT the brake itself is the correct way to adjust the brakes themselves. The proper procedure would be to adjust the actual brakes, then to test at the pedal or handle (depending upon which vehicle you have). If the handle or pedal has too much "freeplay", THEN the cable or handle/pedal will need to be adjusted.

If you do not use your parking brake on a regular basis, the brake components will usually build rust (if it is a "drum-type" parking brake). This also can prevent the brake from holding properly.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine if your mechanic is taking advantage of you without knowing exactly what was done to your vehicle, but I would say if you are not satisfied with your current mechanic, go to a few places and get the parking brake "checked." Ask other mechanics their opinion- after they have inspected the parking brake, do the brakes need service or not? What can be done to improve the parking brake's performance?


One last note, some technicians don't realize that new parking brakes need to be broken in, and any small amount of grease or oil can negatively affect the operation. If you DO wind up needing brakes, try to use your parking brake as often as possible to keep everything working smoothly.

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I just want to know how to adjust my headlights on my 1998 dodge grand caravan se please Thank you


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I think you need assistance in adjusting your headlight,anyway,this solution will be of great help.


There are 2 adjustment screws on each side of the headlight,one on the top and one on the outside area.
STEP 1 You should park in front of a wall, i will suggest you go to a wall at night ,park about 100 feet and align the lights so they point directly ahead of the vehicle and are level with it.


STEP 2 If the light needs to go up tighten the top screw, if it has to go down loosen it. You may need to use some pressure with your hand when loosening it.


STEP 3 If it has to go inward you would loosen the outside screws,if it has to go the other way tighten it.





Hope i was helpful,have a nice day.

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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,...


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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Parking brake efficency too low


The parking break is a stand alone cable that can be adjusted if you climb under the vehicle. depending on your parking break location in the cab will help you better locate it under the car IE if you set your parking brake using a handle in the center of the vehicle cab, the wire is close to center under the vehicle, if you use a handle or foot pedal its on the driverside of the vehicle and Y's off to the passager side and driver side rear break

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follow the cable and you will find the adjuster bolt, just tighten it to take up slack in the cable, if there is no slack you will increase the efficency of the parking break.....Dont over tighten it though cause this can cause drag in the rear breaks and shorten the lifespan of the break shoe or pad








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On most vehicles, the left and right parking brake cables come together and are attached to a lever linkage called an "equalizer" yoke under the vehicle. The equalizer yoke balances, or equalizes, the amount of force that is applied to both cables when the parking brake is applied. The equalizer linkage, in turn, is connected to a single cable that runs to the parking brake lever or pedal. An adjustment screw may be located on the front cable where it connects to the equalizer, or where the cable attaches to the parking brake lever.The point is to tighten the cable. Look for an adjustment screw.

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