REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Using a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the parking brake return spring from each backing plate; be careful not to overextend the spring.
- If equipped with drum brakes, remove the attaching bolts from the parking brake cable housing and pull it away from the backing plate. Disconnect the cables from the backing plate parking brake levers.
- If equipped with disc brakes, loosen the locknut and remove the parking brake cable from the lever.
- Unbolt the cable housing clamps from the trailing arms and the body.
- Disconnect the parking brake return spring from the parking brake equalizer.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable from the equalizer and remove the cable from the vehicle.
- Inspect the parking brake cable for free movement in the cable housing. If the cable does not move freely, lubricate or replace the cable assembly, as necessary.
- Install the 2 cable ends in the parking brake equalizer. Apply multi-purpose grease to the cable clamps and the brake cable.
- Install the cable housing clamps on the body and the trailing arms.
- Connect the cables to the backing plate parking brake levers.
- If equipped with drum brakes, position the parking brake cable against the backing plate and install the attaching bolts.
- If equipped with disc brakes, tighten the locknut to 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle and adjust the parking brake.
- Remove the center console attaching screws and the console.
- Turn the parking brake adjusting nut until the brakes are fully applied when the parking brake lever is lifted 7-10 notches.
- Reinstall the center console.