Adjusment of hand brake on 2003 Kia Carnival
firstly don't just tighten the cable. take the drum off and check the auto adjusters, you can adjust it by hand by turning it a few notches at a time and replacing the drum t check for it binding. I would also check that the handbrake lever inside the drum is operating correctly, (get someone to put the hand break on and off so you can check it0, also when the hand break is right off, the lever should be right back and not half way, if it is not right back then slacken the cable of until it is. (this is what can stop it from self adjusting too) when you have done this to both wheels and replaced the drums check the number of notches the handbrake lever is coming up. If it is too many, then you need to re adjust the cable just enough to take the slack out of it, this should be now fixed but double check that your wheels are not binding. Another point is if your brake shoes are worn down replace them first. if they have any fluid on them from any leak on the wheel cylinders replace the cylinders, bleed the brakes and replace the shoes.
Oct 26, 2014 |
Kia Carnival Cars & Trucks