See Figure 1
The rear brake shoes should be properly adjusted before adjusting the parking brake.
- With the engine running, apply approximately 100 lbs. pedal effort to the hydraulic service brake 3 times before adjusting the parking brake.
- Block the front wheels and place the transaxle in N. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle just enough to rotate the wheels.
- Place the parking brake control assembly in the 12th notch position, 2 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 on full apply, repeat the procedure and adjust the nut accordingly.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 2
- Make sure the vehicle is in a gear if equipped with a manual transaxle, or PARK if equipped with an automatic transaxle. Block the wheels.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Place the control assembly in the seventh notch position and remove the adjusting nut. Completely release the control assembly.
- Remove the 2 bolts that attach the control assembly to the floor pan.
- Remove the adjusting rod from the brake handle.
- Disconnect the brake light and ground wire from the control assembly.
- Remove the control assembly from the vehicle.
- Install the adjusting rod into the control assembly clevis and position the control assembly on the floor pan.
- Position and tighten the 2 retaining bolts, tightening to 13-2 ft. lbs. (17-28 Nm).
- Install the brake light and ground wire.
- Install the adjusting nut and adjust the parking brake.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Test brake lever to make sure both rear tire engage.