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How do I adjust the parking brake on a 1988 Suburban?

Parking brake pedal goes all the way to the floor; driver's side wheel spins while parking brake is engaged, although the wheel stops when brake (regular) is pressed.

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Check that there isn't a broken cable or bent hardwear.

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First, adjust the brakes manually. The cable that runs to the rear end has an adjustment near the frame on the drivers side.

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Hello;
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.
Thanks;
RPM Northwest

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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