With Drum Brakes
- Pull the parking brake lever up with a force of about 45 lbs. If that value cannot be determined, just pull it up as far as you can. The total number of clicks heard should be 5-7.
- If the number of clicks was not within that range, release the lever and back off the cable adjuster locknut at the base of the lever and tighten the adjusting nut until there is no more slack in the cable.
- Operate the lever and brake pedal several times, until no more clicks are heard from the automatic adjuster.
- Turn the adjusting nut to give the proper number of clicks when the lever is raised full travel.
- Raise and support the rear of the car on jackstands.
- Release the brake lever and make sure that the rear wheels turn freely. If not, back off on the adjusting nut until they do.
- Pull the parking brake lever up with a force of about 45 lbs. (61 N). The total number of clicks heard should be 4-6.
- If the number of clicks was not within that range, remove the floor console, release the lever and back off the cable adjuster locknut at the base of the lever.
- Raise the vehicle, support safely and remove the wheel. Remove the hole plug in the brake rotor.
- Remove the brake caliper and hang out of the way with wire.
- Use a suitable prybar to pry up on the self-adjuster wheel until the rotor will not turn.
- Return the adjuster 5 notches in the opposite direction. Make sure the rotor turns freely with a slight drag.
- Install the caliper and check operation.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 6
- Block front wheels, raise rear of car and support on jackstands.
- Remove the rear brake drums and the brake shoes assemblies. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever on the trailing (rear) brake shoe. Remove the brake cables.
- Install the cable and adjust.