See Figure 1
- Make sure the parking brake is fully released.
- Place the transmission in N . Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Tighten the adjusting nut against the cable equalizer, causing rear wheel brake drag. Loosen the adjusting nut until the brakes are fully released; the wheel should spin with no drag.
- Lower the vehicle and check the operation of the parking brake.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 2 and 3
Place the parking brake control in the released position. Release the cable tension as follows:
- Remove the floor console.
- With an assistant inside, raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Have another assistant pull the equalizer rearward approximately 1-2 1 / 2 inches to rotate the self-adjuster reel backward.
- Insert a steel lockpin through the holes in the lever and control assembly. This locks the ratchet wheel in the cable-release position.
Do not remove the lockpin until the cables are connected to the equalizer. Pin removal releases the tension in the ratchet wheel, causing the spring to unwind and release its tension. If the pin is removed without the cables attached, the entire assembly must be removed to reset the spring tension.
- Remove the rear cables from the equalizer.
- Remove the cable snap fitting from the body. Remove the retaining clip that attaches the cable to the underbody.
- Remove the wheels and remove the brake drums.
- Remove the self-adjuster springs from the backing plates.
- Disconnect the cable ends from the parking brake levers, compress the cable retainer springs and pull the cable ends from the backing plates.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the parking brake.