GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide

Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Front Cable
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Loosen, but do not remove, the equalizer nut to remove the cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the cable from the equalizer and right rear cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hand grip from the parking brake lever inside the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the console.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the cable from the parking brake lever.
  12.  
  13. Remove the nut holding the cable to the floor.
  14.  
  15. Remove the exhaust hanger bracket mounting nuts.
  16.  
  17. Remove the catalytic converter shield.
  18.  
  19. Remove the cable.
  20.  
  21. To install, lubricate the cable and reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the parking brake.
  22.  

Rear Cable
1988-89 VEHICLES
  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the equalizer nut until the cable tension is released. Must be separated from the threaded rod, if removing the left cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the right side cable button from the connector.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the conduit end of the cable from the bracket on the axle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tire and the brake drum.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Parking brake cable routing - 1988-89 vehicles

  1. Disconnect the cable from the parking brake lever attached to the brake shoes.
  2.  
  3. Remove the conduit end from the brake shoe backing plate.
  4.  
  5. To install, lubricate the cable and reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the parking brake.
  6.  

1990-91 VEHICLES
  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the equalizer nut until the cable tension is released. Must be separated from the threaded rod, if removing the right cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the left side cable button from the connector.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the conduit end of the cable from the bracket on the axle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tire and the brake drum.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the cable from the parking brake lever attached to the brake shoes.
  12.  
  13. Remove the conduit end from the brake shoe backing plate.
  14.  
  15. To install, lubricate the cable and reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the parking brake.
  16.  

1992-96 VEHICLES
  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the equalizer nut until the cable tension is released. Must be separated from the threaded rod, if removing the left cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and the brake drum.
  6.  
  7. Insert a screwdriver between the brake shoe and the top part of the brake adjuster bracket.
  8.  
  9. Push the bracket to the front and release the top adjuster bracket rod.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the hold down the spring, actuator lever and lever return spring.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the adjuster screw spring.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the top rear brake shoe return spring.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the conduit fitting from the backing plate while depressing the conduit fitting retaining tangs.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the cable end button from the connector, right side only.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the conduit fitting from the axle bracket while depressing the conduit fitting retaining tangs.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Parking brake cable and lever assemblies - 1990-96 vehicles

To install:
  1. Connect the conduit retaining tangs and conduit fitting into the axle bracket.
  2.  
  3. Connect the cable end button to the connector, right side only.
  4.  
  5. Connect the conduit fitting to the backing plate.
  6.  
  7. Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
  8.  
  9. Connect the top rear brake shoe return spring.
  10.  
  11. Connect the adjuster screw spring.
  12.  
  13. Connect the lever return spring, actuator lever, and rear hold down spring.
  14.  
  15. Connect the top adjuster bracket rod.
  16.  
  17. Install the brake drum and tire and wheel assembly.
  18.  
  19. Adjust the parking brake cable and lower the vehicle.
  20.  

ADJUSTMENT



Except 1988-91 Beretta
  1. Adjust the brakes as described earlier in this section.
  2.  
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with a hand parking brake, apply the parking brake lever exactly 5 clicks. If the vehicle has a foot operated parking brake, depress the parking brake pedal 2 ratchet clicks.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
  6.  

Make sure the equalizer nut groove is liberally lubricated with grease.

  1. Tighten the adjusting nut until the right rear wheel can just be turned rearward using two hands but is locked when forward rotation is attempted.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Tighten the parking brake adjusting nut until the right rear wheel can be turned rearward with 2 hands

  1. Release the parking brake and check to see if both wheels turn freely in either direction by hand.
  2.  
  3. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  4.  

1988-91 Beretta

See Figure 4

  1. Adjust the brakes as described earlier in this section.
  2.  
  3. Apply and release the parking brake 6 times to 10 clicks. Release the parking brake.
  4.  

Check to see that both rear wheels turn freely.

  1. Check the parking brake pedal assembly for full release by turning the ignition to ON and inspecting the BRAKE warning lamp. The lamp should be off. If the Brake lamp is on and the brake appears to be released, operate the pedal release lever and pull downward on the front parking brake cable to remove the slack from the assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Parking brake adjustment - 1988-91 Beretta

  1. Apply the parking brake to 4 clicks.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Locate the access hole in the backing plate and adjust the parking brake cable until a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) drill bit can be inserted between the brake shoe webbing and the parking brake lever.
  6.  
  7. Check to make sure that a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) drill bit will NOT fit in the same position.
  8.  
  9. Release the parking brake and check to see if both wheels turn freely by hand.
  10.  
  11. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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