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Howdie youre goin to have to help me just a little More Cause did not Know that the pedals had adjustment ?

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My vintage kenmore hand wheel was frozen now it turns manually but not when I use the foot pedal, then it won't turn

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1. The motor can be loosened by a couple of bolts. This allows the motor to be moved to adjust the tension of the belt.
2. The tension can be adjusted properly by turning the motor on with the foot pedal; low speed.
3. While the motor is running move the motor in a fashion that will loosen or tighten the belt. The correct location will allow the motor to run at it's highest speed.
4. Re-tighten the bolts and retest the machine.

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To adjust the chain tension you need to move the rear wheel.
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Follow the pedal or lever that you use to make the tractor move. That will lead you to the adjustment area . Then you will have to turn adjustment nut in order to put belt a little tighter to the tension pulley.
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I need the instructions for adjusting the tension on shimano M520 pedals

If the above answer didn't help; there are small silver set-screws on the top and bottom of each pedal. These require a 3mm allen wrench to adjust.

My recommendation is to loosen the bolt until it stops by turning it to the left. This resets them to their loosest setting. There are notches that you'll feel - it is helpful to count the notches so you know how far you have loosened the pedal and allow you to set all the mechanisms to roughly the same release tension. Then turn the wrench to the right more notches than you loosened it. Perform this twice on each pedal and you will have tightened the pedals.

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1) you must tight the bolts the mechanism
2) if the magnet is loose will not work,do it
3)check the bolt, and adjust it.
4) Check the magnet againt with the magnet from refrigerator for; repel or atraction, otherwise is faulty.

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Schwinn 150 is hard to pedal how do I adjust the tension

LUBE the pedal, Retight the bolts with some wrench.
2) The tension adjust the magnet with the bolts, if there are loose retight the magnet. Test the magenet with the magnet refrigerator for to repell or attracted, change if necessary.

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Is there a way to adjust the PD-6401 pedal? I'm

There's only one screw on the pedal. THAT is the tension adjustment. One way tightens the release tension, the other way loosens it. Also spray some lube on the cleats and the moving pedal surface that touches the cleats.

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Had installed pyramid sigle-sided clipless pedals on bike and cleats in shoes however, shoes won't 'clip' into pedals. i have no instructions. is there anything on pedal that should be adjusted? help....

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Clipping in and out is a learned skill.

That screw in the picture is probably the tension adjuster. Give it a half turn one way or the other but be careful to NOT remove it.

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How to adjust parking brake. do you need to take anything apart?

You cannot adjust the cables on a minivan manually. the tension is automaitcally adjusted by the self adjuster on the pedal release.

The park brake cables on this vehicle have an automatic self adjuster built into the park brake pedal mechanism. When the foot operated park brake pedal is in its released (upward most) position, a clock spring automatically adjusts the park brake cables. The park brake cables are adjusted (tensioned) just enough to remove all the slack from the cables. The automatic adjuster system will not over adjust the cables causing rear brake drag.

Due to the automatic adjust feature of the park brake pedal, adjustment of the parking brake cables on these vehicles relies on proper drum brake.

When the park brake pedal is applied the self adjuster is by-passed and the pedal operates normally to engage the park brakes.

When a service procedure needs to be performed on the park brake pedal or the park brake cables, the automatic self adjuster can be manually locked out by the service technician.

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Hope this helps. This is out of the factory manual. Let me know if this works for you.
PARKING BRAKE NOTE: Tensioner adjustment is only necessary when the tensioner, or a cable has been replaced or disconnected for service. When adjustment is necessary, perform adjustment only as described in the following procedure. This is necessary to avoid faulty park brake operation.
  1. Raise vehicle.
  2. Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at equalizer to create slack in cables.
  3. Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove brake calipers and rotors.
  4. Verify park brakes are in good condition and operating properly.
  5. Verify park brake cables operate freely and are not binding, or seized.
  6. Check park brake shoe adjustment.
  7. Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn freely.
  8. Reinstall brake calipers. Tighten guide pin bolts to 41 n·m (30 ft.lbs.)
  9. Reinstall wheel/tire assemblies after brake shoe adjustment is complete.
  10. Lower vehicle enough for access to park brake foot pedal. Fully apply park brakes
NOTE: Leave park brakes applied until adjustment is complete.
  1. Raise vehicle again.
  2. Mark tensioner rod 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) from edge of tensioner bracket Adjustment Mark On Cable Tensioner Rod
  3. Tighten adjusting nut at equalizer until mark on tensioner rod moves into alignment with tensioner bracket
CAUTION: Do not loosen, or tighten the tensioner adjusting nut for any reason after completing adjustment.
  1. Lower vehicle until rear wheels are 15-20 cm (6-8 in.) off shop floor.
  2. Release park brake foot pedal and verify that rear wheels rotate freely without drag. Verify pedal returns to fully released position.
  3. Lower the vehicle

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