GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Parking Brake Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Parking brake cables

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the parking brake lever assembly trim cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the parking brake switch.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the adjuster nut on the lever assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the parking brake cables from the equalizer plate.
  10.  
  11. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  13. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  15. Remove the brake drum.
  16.  
  17. Remove the rear brakes and components.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the brake shoe lever and the backing plate.
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  21. Remove the cable(s) from the chassis mounts, then the cable from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the cable(s) to the chassis mounts and tighten mount attaching bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Feed the cable(s) through the backing plate and connect to the brake shoe lever.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear brakes and components.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake drum.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Install the parking brake cables on the equalizer plate.
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  15. Adjust the parking brake lever assembly.
  16.  
  17. Connect the electrical connector to the parking brake switch.
  18.  
  19. Install the parking brake lever assembly trim cover.
  20.  
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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ADJUSTMENT



  1. Remove both door seal plates and the seat belt buckle bolts at the floor.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the shoulder harness bolts at the floor and the interior, bottom trim panels.
  4.  
  5. Raise the rear seat cushion.
  6.  
  7. Pull up the carpet to gain access to the parking brake lever.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the parking brake cable adjusting nuts.
  10.  
  11. Adjust the parking brake cables, so they work evenly.
  12.  
  13. Adjust the cable, so when the parking brake handle is pulled, its travel is between 5-8 notches, with 44 lbs. of force.
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