GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Parking Brake Lever

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Pull and hold the cable towards the rear of the car to create slack in the cable.
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  5. Bend the tank on the connector to allow cable removal, then detach the cable from the connector.
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  7. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the console. For the Sunfire, remove the shifter boot also.
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  11. Move the lever to the off position.
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  13. Remove the cable conduit end fitting from the handle assembly.
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  15. Pull the cable until the notch on the ratchet is visible through the cover plate opening.
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  17. Push the pawl spring downward toward the notch in the ratchet.
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  19. Release the cable slowly to allow the notch to catch the leg of the spring.
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  21. Remove the front parking brake cable button from the reel assembly.
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  23. Detach the electrical connector.
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  25. Unfasten the retaining nuts, then remove the parking brake lever from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Make sure the pawl spring is engaged, as follows:
    1. Pull the cable until the notch on the ratchet is visible through the cover plate opening.
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    3. Push the pawl spring downward toward the notch in the ratchet.
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    5. Release the cable slowly to allow the notch to catch the leg of the spring.
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  3. Fasten the front parking brake cable to the handle assembly and secure the cable conduit fittings into the lever assembly.
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  5. Position the parking brake lever and secure with the retaining nuts. Tighten the nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  7. Attach the electrical connector.
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  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  11. Attach the cable to the connector, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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  13. Fully apply and release the parking brake lever 4-6 times to activate the self-adjust system.
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  15. For the Sunfire, install the shifter boot.
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  17. Install the console.
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