Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Denali, DenaliXL, YukonXL 1999-2005

Adjustments

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  1. The parking brake must be adjusted any time the parking brake cables are serviced, or the holding ability is not adequate. Before adjusting the parking brake, check the condition of the service brakes. The service brakes must be adjusted properly before adjusting the parking brake.
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  3. Raise the vehicle and support the vehicle with safety stands.
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  5. Loosen the adjusting nut at the equalizer.
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  7. Set the parking brake by pushing the pedal down 18 degrees.

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    Fig. Locating hole in park brake pedal assembly

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  9. Insert a 0.125 in. (3 mm) pin into locating hole in the pedal assembly.
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  11. Push the pedal downward until the pin contacts the parking brake outer flange.
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  13. Turn the adjusting nut at the equalizer until the wheels rotate forward with a moderate drag.
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  15. Release the parking brake, remove pin and rotate the rear wheels. There should be no drag.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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