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Old 03-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Parking brake adjustment (drums)????

Just installed new shoes and hub/drum assembly, all original parts, cleaned the new drum with brake cleaner to remove any oil, lubricated all moving parts including the adjusting strut. Followed each step of the Haynes repair manual, but the parking brake does not "adjust" to lock the wheels. Adjusted the parking brake cable, almost screwed the nut all the way in but no major change. I'm I missing something????


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Old 03-27-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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I think there was something about driving in reverse and applying the parking brake gently to adjust the shoes. Then use the adjustment screw on the brake lever. So loosen the parking cable a bunch and try it that way. Then use the adjustment screw to snug the cable from there.
It's been a few years since I did mine, have to do them again soon.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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oh wow im gonna have to try that...

I can push my car when its in neutral and the e-brake is on.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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The e-brake adjustment is under the shifter. Ur car shouldn't move when u put it in D or 1st gear with 6 clicks of the handle...Hope this helps...
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:42 PM   #5
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ah dun tried dat

im fully adjusted on that nut and I still only get 5 clicks.

but the car only barely crawls in D so maybe its not as bad as I think... still kinda not cool when the e-brake doesnt hold it still on a slight hill.
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Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment nut until there is no tension in the cable.

1 Remove the retaining clip.
2 Loosen the adjustment nut.

Apply and release the brake pedal to make sure the rear brakes are correctly adjusted.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Make sure the parking brake cable and conduit is correctly routed and located in its clips.

Raise the parking brake control up four notches.

Tighten the parking brake cable adjustment nut until increased torque is noticed.
Apply and release the handbrake lever several times with sufficient force to settle the parking brake system.

Release the parking brake control to its lowest position.

CAUTION: If adjusting the cable does not affect the plunger movement, then the cable is either damaged, binding or seized. Install a new cable and conduit. NOTE: The total movement of both the left-hand side and the right-hand side plungers added together should be between 1 mm and 8 mm . Check the movement of the plunger in the left-hand side and the right-hand side backing plates. If further adjustment is required, adjust the cable using the parking brake cable adjustment nut.
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thanks jarod, now i know what im gona be doing extra when i bleed my brakes...
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my svt one side doent move but the other one locks up.... i ikno thats irrelevent to you but thought thati would say something
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make another thread about it and i can see if i can help you out.
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When car is that old I would try replacing the E-brake cable itself, the outher part tend to collapse ..
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