Parking Brake Cable Tensioner
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.
- Raise vehicle.
- Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at equalizer to create slack in cables.
- Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove brake calipers and rotors.
- Verify park brakes are in good condition and operating properly.
- Verify park brake cables operate freely and are not binding, or seized.
- Check park brake shoe adjustment.
- Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn freely.
- Reinstall brake calipers. Tighten guide pin bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
- Reinstall wheel/tire assemblies after brake shoe adjustment is complete.
Lower vehicle enough for access to park brake foot pedal. Fully apply park brakes
NOTELeave park brakes applied until adjustment is complete.
Raise vehicle again.
- Mark tensioner rod 6.35 mm from edge of tensioner bracket
Tighten adjusting nut at equalizer until mark on tensioner rod moves into alignment with tensioner bracket
CAUTIONDo not loosen, or tighten the tensioner adjusting nut for any reason after completing adjustment.
- Lower vehicle until rear wheels are 6-8 in. (15-20 cm) off shop floor.
- Release park brake foot pedal and verify that rear wheels rotate freely without drag. Verify pedal returns to fully released position.
- Lower the vehicle.