Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

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ADJUSTMENT



Except Premier and Monaco
WITH FOOT LEVER

See Figures 1 and 2

The rear service brakes must be properly adjusted before adjusting the parking brake. For more details, refer to the brake adjusting procedures in the beginning of this section.

  1. Release the parking brake lever.
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  3. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  5. Back off the parking brake cable adjuster nut so that there is slack in the cable. Before loosening cable adjusting nut, clean and lubricate the threads.
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The parking brake cable adjuster nut is located under the passenger's side of the vehicle, approximately at the vehicle's mid-point.

  1. Tighten the parking brake adjuster nut (after service brake adjustment, if necessary) until a slight drag is felt while rotating the rear wheels.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Routing of the parking brake system cables-LeBaron Sedan, Spirit, Acclaim, Sundance and Shadow



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Fig. Fig. 2: Routing of the parking brake system cables-New Yorker, Dynasty, Imperial and Fifth Ave.

  1. Loosen the cable adjuster nut until the rear wheels can be rotated freely (no brake drag is felt or heard), then back the cable adjuster nut off 2 full turns.
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  3. Apply and release the parking brake several times.
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  5. Test the parking brake. The rear wheels should rotate freely without dragging when parking brake is released, and the parking brake should hold the vehicle on a slight incline (transaxle in Neutral).
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WITH HAND LEVER

See Figure 3

The parking brake hand lever contains a self-adjusting loaded clock spring feature. Routine parking brake adjustment is not required. Refer to the parking brake cable removal and installation procedure later in this section for additional information.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Routing of the parking brake system cables-Daytona, LeBaron Coupe and LeBaron Convertible

Premier and Monaco

See Figures 4 and 5

  1. Adjust the rear brakes if necessary. For more details, refer to the rear brake adjustment procedure in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Apply and release the parking brake 5 times to center the shoes in the drums. Set the pedal on the first notch from the released position.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Routing of the parking brake system front cable-Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 5: Routing of the parking brake system rear cables-Premier and Monaco

  1. Tighten the cable at the equalizer so the wheels can just barely be turned forward, then loosen 1 turn. Be sure to hold the end of the cable screw to prevent the cable from turning.
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  3. Release the parking brake and check for rear brake drag. The wheels should rotate freely with the parking brake not applied. If the brakes still drag, loosen the adjuster nut (at the equalizer) until no drag can be heard or felt.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The 1990-95 Daytona, LeBaron Coupe and LeBaron Convertible models utilize a one-piece cable rather than several cables (as with all of the other vehicles).

1990-95 Daytona, LeBaron Coupe and LeBaron Convertible

See Figure 3


CAUTION
The parking brake hand lever contains a self-adjusting loaded clock spring loaded to about 30 lbs. (133 N). Care must be taken when handling components in the vicinity of the hand lever or serious personal injury may result.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the cable from the equalizer bracket in the console.
  4.  
  5. Lift the carpet and floor matting and remove the floor pan seal.
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  7. Separate the cable from the rear parking brake shoes lever.
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  9. Pull the cable through the hole and remove.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the cable and connect to the rear shoes and equalizer bracket. Install the floor pan seal and position the carpet.
  2.  
  3. To reload, lockout and adjust the system:
    1. Pull on the equalizer output cable with at least 30 lbs. (133 N) pressure to wind up the spring. Continue until the self-adjuster lockout pawl is positioned about midway between the self-adjuster sector.
    2.  
    3. Rotate the lockout pawl into the self-adjuster sector by turning the Allen screw clockwise. This action requires very little effort; do not force the screw.
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    5. Adjust the rear drum-in-hat parking brake shoes.
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    7. Turn the Allen screw counterclockwise about 15 degrees. When turning the lockout device, self-adjuster release is a snapping noise followed by a detent that should be felt. Very light effort is required to seat the lockout device into the detent. Make sure to follow through into the detent.
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    9. Cycle the lever a few times to complete the adjustment. The wheels should rotate freely.
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  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable and check the parking brakes for proper operation.
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Except Daytona, LeBaron Coupe and LeBaron Convertible

See Figures 1, 2, 4 and 5

FRONT CABLE
  1. Jack up your car and support it with jack stands.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cable adjusting nut and disengage the cable from the connectors.
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  5. Lift the floor mat for access to the floor pan.
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  7. Remove the floor pan seal panel.
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  9. Pull the cable end forward and disconnect it from the clevis.
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  11. Pull the cable assembly through the hole.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  15. Adjust the service and parking brakes.
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REAR CABLE (DRUM BRAKES)
  1. Jack up your vehicle and support it with jack stands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake drums.
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  7. Back off the cable adjuster to provide slack in the cable.
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  9. Compress the retainers on the end of the cable and remove the cable from the brake backing plate or support plate. A worm gear type hose clamp can be used for this procedure (remove the clamp before removing the brake cable assembly from the support plate).
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  11. Disconnect the cable from the brake shoe lever.
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  13. Remove the clip from brake cable at support bracket. Pull the brake cable from the trailing arm.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the service and parking brakes.
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REAR CABLE (DISC BRAKES)
  1. Jack up your vehicle and support it with jack stands. Back off the cable adjuster to provide slack in the cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper and disc assembly.
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  7. Compress the retainers on the end of the cable and remove the cable from the adapter. A worm gear type hose clamp can be used for this procedure (remove the clamp before removing the brake cable assembly from the adapter).
  8.  
  9. Remove the clip from brake cable at support bracket. Pull the brake cable from the trailing arm.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure that the retainers on the brake cable are expanded around the mounting hole in adapter. Adjust the parking brake shoe diameter to 6.75 inch (171.5mm). Install the brake disc, caliper and wheel/tire assembly.
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