Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Brake Lever/Handle/Pedal

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Adjustment



  1. Depress the brake pedal several times.
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  3. Remove the service hole cover from the rear console.
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  5. Turn the adjusting nut and adjust the parking brake lever.
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  7. After adjustment, pull the parking brake lever one notch and check that the parking brake warning light illuminates.
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  9. Make sure that the rear brakes do not drag.

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    Fig. Remove the service hole cover from the rear console to adjust the parking brake lever

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Parking Brake Pedal Stroke Check And Adjustment
  1. Depress the brake pedal several times.
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  3. Pull the parking brake lever up 2-3 times.
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  5. Check the parking brake stroke by slowly pulling at point A, 50 mm (1.97 in) from the end of the parking brake lever with about 22 lbs. (98 N) of force, and counting the number of notches (clicking sound). The proper specification is between 1-3 notches. If not within specifications, adjust the parking brake lever, as outlined in this section.

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    Fig. Check the parking brake stroke by slowly pulling at point A, 50 mm {1.97 in) from the end of the parking brake lever with about 22 lbs. (98 N) of force, and counting the number of notches (clicking sound)

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