REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Pull up slowly on the control lever and stop at the seventh notch position, count the clicks as you pull up on the handle. The adjusting nut is now accessible.
- Remove the adjusting nut. Completely release the control handle (push the release button and lower the lever to the floor.
- Raise the car and safely support on jackstands.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable from the equalizer.
- Remove the hairpin clip that holds the cable to the floor pan tunnel bracket.
- Remove the wire retainer that holds the cable to the fuel tank mounting bracket.
- Remove the cable from the wire retainer.
- Drill out the pop rivet that attaches the cable retaining clip to the rear tie rod end bracket.
- Remove the rear tire and wheel assemblies and the brake drums.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable from the trailing shoe parking brake levers. Depress the cable prongs that hold the cable in the backing plate hole. Remove the cable through the hole in the backing plate.
- Insert the cable through the hole in the backing plate. Make sure the retention prongs are securely locked in place.
- Connect the parking brake cable to the trailing shoe parking brake levers.
- Attach the cable to the rear clip on the tie rod end bracket and install a new rivet.
- Route the cable through the floor pan bracket and install the hairpin retaining clip.
- Attach the cable to the equalizer.
- Insert the cable into the wire retainer and snap retainer into the hole in the fuel tank mounting bracket.
- Install the brake drums and the tire assemblies.
- Adjust the parking brake and lower the vehicle.
See Figure 3
- Place the control assembly in the seventh applied notch position and loosen the adjusting nut, then completely release control assembly.
- Raise and safely support vehicle. Remove parking brake cable from equalizer.
- Remove hairpin clip holding cable to floor pan tunnel bracket.
- Remove wire retainer holding cable to fuel tank mounting bracket.
- Remove cable from wire retainer.
- Remove cable and clip from the fuel pump bracket.
- Unfasten the screw holding the cable retaining clip to the rear sidemember. Remove the cable from the clip.
- Remove the wheel and rear brake drum.
A box wrench slightly smaller than the cable end can be used to ease its removal from the backing plate by sliding it over and depressing the splayed prongs.
- Disengage cable end from brake assembly parking brake lever. Depress prongs holding cable to backing plate. Remove cable through the hole in the backing plate.
- Insert the cable through hole in the backing plate. Attach the cable end to the rear brake assembly parking brake lever.
- Insert conduit end fitting into backing plate. Ensure retention prongs are locked into place.
- Insert cable into rear attaching clip and attach clip to rear sidemember with screw.
- Route cable through bracket in floor pan tunnel and install hairpin retaining clip.
- Install cable end into equalizer.
- Insert cable into wire retainer and snap retainer into hole in fuel tank mounting bracket. Insert cable and install clip into fuel pump bracket.
- Install rear drum, wheel and wheel cover.
- Lower vehicle.
- Adjust parking brake.
See Figures 4, 5 and 6
The rear brake shoes should be properly adjusted before adjusting the parking brake. Although ordinarily the shoes are only adjusted initially upon setup, if you believe you may have disturbed the adjustment, refer to the brake shoe adjustment procedure in this section.
- With the engine running, apply approximately 100 lbs. (450 N) pedal effort to the hydraulic service brake three times before adjusting the parking brake.
- Block the front wheel(s) and place the transaxle in Neutral. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle just enough to rotate the wheel.
- Place the parking brake control assembly in the 12th notch position, just two notches from full application. Tighten the adjusting nut until approximately 1 in. (25mm) of threaded rod is exposed beyond the nut. Release the parking brake control and rotate the rear wheels by hand. There should be no brake drag.
- If the brakes drag when the control assembly is fully released, or the handle travels too far upward on full, repeat the procedure and adjust the nut accordingly.