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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
on most of the cars us use a special spanner tool that resembles a bent screwdriver. you pull the plastic cap out from the back of the drum and then just turn the ajustment wheel till you feal it tighten up a litle. Remember to put the plastic cap back on. Also a old trick most people don't know about is put the car in reverse in a parking lot, and slam on the brakes. most cars have a auto ajustment that they never use.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
SOURCE: How do I adjust the
lay on your back and scoot under the vehicle. you will see cables coming from the bottom of the rear brake backing plate on either side. Follow them forward to where they meet and you will see an adjuster built into the meeting of those two and the cable which comes from the interior. Usually a long threaded rod and a couple of adjuster nuts. Spray some liquid wrench on it and try to unlock the nuts and adjust it. When you find that it is too corroded over to work with, you can buy a replacement at a parts store. You may well end up replacing the cables as well on a 14 year old vehicle.
Posted on Dec 02, 2010
SOURCE: How to release tension on
you should'nt have any tension on the parking brake,unless it's on. check the parking brake to insure that it's in the off position. chock" the rear wheels,to make sure the car does'nt roll while you're jacking it up and "always use jackstands,do not trust your jack" does your brake caliper piston have a + on it?it will be on the brake caliper piston itself, if so,then you need to back the brake caliper piston back in by turning it counterclockwise,auto parts stores sell a special tool to back the brake calipers back into place, i've always used a straight screwdriver,to turn the piston counterclockwise some do turn clockwise though to retract the brake piston. a simple call to the auto parts store where you're purchasing the brakes will tell you which way the piston will need to be retracted.other wise,it's a simple brake replacement,just push the brake caliper cylinder with a "C" clamp to retract the brake caliper, also,if you are replacing brake rotors,purchase the brake kleen to spray on the new brake rotors when you replace those.they have a clear film on them,you'll need to remove that film to insure no future issues with the brake rotors.simply spray the front and back of the brake rotors with this spray to remove the protective "film"and as always,thank you,for choosing fixya.com!
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
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