Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Rear Brake Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the car.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Disconnect the brake cable from the connector.
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  7. Remove the retaining clip from the rear cable bracket.
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  9. Take off the brake drum.
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  11. Remove the brake shoe return springs.
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  13. Take off the brake shoe retaining springs.
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  15. Remove the brake shoe strut and spring and disconnect the cable from the operating arm.
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  17. Compress the retainers on the end of the brake cable housing and remove the cable.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the service and parking brakes and test the operation of both.
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ADJUSTMENT



The cable operated parking brake is adjusted at the equalizer (connector) under the car.

  1. Adjust the service brakes.
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  3. Release the parking brake lever and back off the parking brake cable until there is slack in the cable.
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  5. Clean and lubricate the adjuster threads.
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  7. Use a brake spoon to turn the starwheel adjuster until there is light shoe-to-drum contact. Back off the starwheel until the wheel rotates freely with no brake drag.
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  9. Tighten the parking brake adjustment until a slight drag is felt while rotating the wheels.
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  11. Loosen the cable adjusting nut until both rear wheels can be rotated freely, then back the cable adjuster nut off 2 full turns.
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  13. Apply the parking brake. The wheels should not turn. Relieve the parking brake. The rear wheels should rotate freely without dragging.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Using a wire brush you can clean the adjuster threads on the parking cable



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Fig. Fig. 2 Lubricate the threads to make adjustment easier



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Fig. Fig. 3 Loosen the cable adjusting nut until both rear wheels can be rotated freely, then back the cable adjuster nut off 2 full turns



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Fig. Fig. 4 Parking brake cable routing on the Rampage and Scamp models



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Fig. Fig. 5 Parking brake cable routing excluding the Rampage and Scamp models



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Fig. Fig. 6 BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS

 
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