Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Cable(s)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Mirage
WITH REAR DRUM BRAKES

NOTE
If equipped with an air bag (SRS system), be sure to disarm system before starting repairs on the vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws from the center section and remove the rear part of the console.
  4.  


NOTE
If equipped with SRS, when removing the floor console, don't allow any impact or shock to the SRS diagnostic unit.

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center cable clamp and grommet.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  6.  
  7. At the rear wheel, remove the brake drum and shoes.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake strut lever.
  10.  
  11. Compress the retaining strips to remove the cable from the backing plate.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten any other frame retainers and remove the cables.
  14.  

To install

  1. The parking brake cables may be color coded to indicate side. Check the parking brake cables for an identification mark.
  2.  
  3. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake shoes and drum.
  6.  
  7. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  8.  
  9. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Adjust the rear brake shoes.
  12.  
  13. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  14.  
  15. Secure all cable retainers.
  16.  
  17. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  18.  
  19. With the rear wheels raised, make sure the parking brake is not causing excess drag on the rear wheels.
  20.  
  21. Install the floor console and rear seat assembly.
  22.  
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24.  
  25. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  26.  

WITH REAR DISC BRAKES

NOTE
If equipped with an air bag (SRS system), be sure to disarm the system before starting repairs on the vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws from the center section and remove the rear part of the console.
  4.  


NOTE
If equipped with SRS, when removing the floor console, don't allow any impact or shock to the SRS diagnostic unit.

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cable adjusting nut and disconnect the rear brake cables from the actuator.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center cable clamp and grommet.
  6.  
  7. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  8.  
  9. Remove the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake assembly.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten any remaining frame retainers and remove the cables from the vehicle.
  14.  

To install:

  1. The parking brake cables may be color coded to indicate side. Check the parking brake cables for an identification mark.
  2.  
  3. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  4.  
  5. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  6.  
  7. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  10.  
  11. Secure all cable retainers.
  12.  
  13. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  14.  
  15. With the rear wheels raised, make sure the parking brake is not causing excess drag on the rear wheels.
  16.  
  17. Install the floor console and rear seat assembly.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Check console electrical components for proper operation.
  22.  
  23. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.
  24.  
  25. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  26.  

1990-93 Galant
WITH REAR DRUM BRAKES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console as follows:
  4.  

  1. Remove both side cover panels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shifter knob on manual transaxle models. Remove the spacer trim piece on automatic transaxle models.
  4.  
  5. Remove the switch panel/box and remove the two screws beneath the panel/box.
  6.  
  7. Remove the radio trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radio and tape player.
  10.  
  11. Remove the console inner panel and remove the two screws for beneath the panel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the remaining screws from the sides of the console.
  14.  
  15. Remove the console assembly from the vehicle.
  16.  

  1. While pressing downward on the front of the rear seat cushion, release the locking levers and remove the seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cable adjustment at the cable equalizer.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center cable clamp and grommet.
  6.  
  7. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  8.  
  9. At the rear wheel, remove the brake drum and shoes.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake strut lever.
  12.  
  13. Remove the snapring securing the cable to the backing plate.
  14.  
  15. Unfasten any other frame retainers and remove the cables.
  16.  

To install


NOTE
The parking brake cables may be color coded to indicate side. Check the parking brake cables for an identification mark.

  1. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and snapring.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake shoes and drum.
  4.  
  5. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  6.  
  7. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  8.  
  9. Secure all cable retainers.
  10.  
  11. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  12.  
  13. Adjust the rear brakes and parking brake cables.
  14.  
  15. Check the rear wheels to confirm that the rear brakes are not dragging.
  16.  
  17. Install the center console and rear seat cushion.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Check console electrical components for proper operation.
  22.  
  23. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  24.  

WITH REAR DISC BRAKES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console as follows:
  4.  

  1. Remove both side cover panels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shifter knob on manual transaxle models. Remove the spacer trim piece on automatic transaxle models.
  4.  
  5. Remove the switch panel/box and remove the two screws beneath the panel/box.
  6.  
  7. Remove the radio trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radio and tape player.
  10.  
  11. Remove the console inner panel and remove the two screws from beneath the panel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the remaining screws from the sides of the console.
  14.  
  15. Remove the console assembly from the vehicle.
  16.  

  1. While pressing downward on the front of the rear seat cushion, release the locking levers and remove the seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cable adjusting nut and disconnect the rear brake cables from the actuator.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center cable clamp and grommet.
  6.  
  7. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  8.  
  9. At the rear caliper assembly, remove the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the cable end from the caliper.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten any remaining frame retainers and remove the cables from the vehicle.
  14.  

To install:


NOTE
The parking brake cables may be color coded to indicate side. Check the parking brake cables for an identification mark.

  1. Connect the cable to the actuator at the brake caliper. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  2.  
  3. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  4.  
  5. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  8.  
  9. Secure all cable retainers.
  10.  
  11. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  12.  
  13. With the rear wheels raised, make sure the parking brake is not causing excess drag on the rear wheels.
  14.  
  15. Install the floor console assembly and rear seat cushion.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  
  19. Check console electrical components for proper operation.
  20.  
  21. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.
  22.  
  23. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  24.  

1994-00 Galant
WITH REAR DRUM BRAKES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


WARNING
The SRS control unit is mounted beneath the center console. Use care when working with the center console assembly not to impact or shock the control unit.

  1. Remove the center floor console assembly as follows:
  2.  

  1. Remove the shifter knob on models equipped with a manual transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shifter trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the panel box from the console assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the two screws from the center of the console.
  10.  
  11. Remove the four side panel screws and remove the console from the vehicle.
  12.  

  1. Loosen the cable adjuster nut, then remove the parking brake cable by pulling it from the passenger compartment.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. At the rear wheel, remove the brake drum and shoes.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake strut lever. Compress the retaining strips to remove the cable from the backing plate.
  8.  
  9. Unfasten any other frame retainers and remove the cables.
  10.  

To install

  1. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake shoes and drum.
  4.  
  5. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  6.  
  7. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable.
  10.  
  11. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  12.  
  13. Secure all cable retainers. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  14.  
  15. Assemble the interior components which were removed.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the rear brakes and parking brake cables.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Check the rear wheels to confirm that the rear brakes are not dragging.
  22.  
  23. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  24.  

WITH REAR DISC BRAKES


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Fig. Exploded view of parking brake components (with disc brake rear system)-1994-95 Galant

Unlike conventional rear disc brake systems, the parking brake operation is NOT incorporated into the brake caliper. This system, uses a separate set of brake shoes, located behind the brake rotor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


WARNING
The SRS control unit is mounted beneath the center console. Use care when working with the center console assembly not to impact or shock the control unit.

  1. Remove the center floor console assembly as follows:
  2.  

  1. Remove the shifter knob on models equipped with a manual transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shifter trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the panel box from the console assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the two screws from the center of the console.
  10.  
  11. Remove the four side panel screws and remove the console from the vehicle.
  12.  

  1. Loosen the cable adjuster nut, then remove the parking brake cable by pulling it from the passenger compartment.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. At the rear wheel, remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the parking brake shoes. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake strut lever.
  10.  
  11. Compress the retaining strips to remove the cable from the backing plate.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten any other frame retainers and remove the cables.
  14.  

To install

  1. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the parking brake shoes.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake rotor and caliper assembly.
  6.  
  7. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  8.  
  9. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable.
  12.  
  13. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  14.  
  15. Secure all cable retainers.
  16.  
  17. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  18.  
  19. Assemble the interior components which were removed.
  20.  
  21. Adjust the parking brake shoes and parking brake cables.
  22.  
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24.  
  25. Check the rear wheels to confirm that the rear brakes are not dragging.
  26.  
  27. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  28.  

Diamante

Unlike conventional rear disc brake systems, the parking brake operation is NOT incorporated into the brake caliper. This system, uses a separate set of brake shoes, located behind the brake rotor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


CAUTION
Work must be started after 90 seconds from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected.


NOTE
If equipped with an air bag, be sure to disarm it before starting repairs on the vehicle.

  1. Remove the center floor console assembly as follows:
  2.  

  1. Remove the ashtray or console switch panel from the console assembly.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws from the center of the console.
  4.  
  5. Remove the four side panel screws and remove the console from the vehicle.
  6.  


NOTE
If equipped with SRS, don't allow any impact or shock to the SRS diagnostic unit when removing the floor console.

  1. Loosen the cable adjuster nut, then remove the parking brake cable by pulling it from the passenger compartment.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  4.  
  5. At the rear wheel, remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the parking brake shoes.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the cable end from the parking brake strut lever.
  10.  
  11. Compress the retaining strips to remove the cable from the backing plate.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten any other frame retainers and remove the cables.
  14.  

To install

  1. Install the cable to the rear actuator. Secure in place with the parking brake cable clip and retainer spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the parking brake shoes.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake rotor and caliper assembly.
  6.  
  7. Position the cable and loosely install the retainers.
  8.  
  9. Reattach the parking brake cables to the actuator inside the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the adjusting nut until the proper tension is placed on the cable.
  12.  
  13. Adjust the parking brake stroke using appropriate method.
  14.  
  15. Secure all cable retainers.
  16.  
  17. Apply and release the parking brake a number of times once all adjustments have been made.
  18.  
  19. Assemble the interior components which were removed.
  20.  
  21. Adjust the parking brake shoes and parking brake cables.
  22.  
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24.  
  25. Check the rear wheels to confirm that the rear brakes are not dragging.
  26.  
  27. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  28.  

ADJUSTMENT



Mirage


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Fig. Parking brake adjusting nut-Mirage


NOTE
If the vehicle is equipped with rear drum brakes, make certain that the brake shoes are properly adjusted before attempting to adjust the parking brake.

  1. Make sure the parking brake cable is free and is not frozen or sticking.
  2.  
  3. Apply the parking brake with 45 lbs. (200 N) of force while counting the number of notches. The desired parking brake stroke should be 5-7 notches.
  4.  
  5. If adjustment is required, access the adjusting nut from inside the floor console.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the locknut on the cable rod.
  8.  
  9. Rotate the adjusting nut to adjust the parking brake stroke to the 5-7 notch setting. After making the adjustment, check there is no looseness between the adjusting nut and the parking brake lever, then tighten the locknut.
  10.  


NOTE
Do not adjust the parking brake too tight. If the number of notches is less than specification, the cable has been pulled too much and the automatic adjuster will fail or the brakes will drag.

  1. After adjusting the lever stroke, raise the rear of the vehicle and safely support. With the parking brake lever in the released position, turn the rear wheels to confirm that the rear brakes are not dragging.
  2.  
  3. Check that the parking brake holds the vehicle on an incline.
  4.  

Galant
1990-93 VEHICLES


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Fig. Parking brake system adjustment points-1993 Galant

  1. Pull the parking brake lever up with a force of about 45 lbs. (200 N). The total number of clicks heard should be 5-7 clicks. If the number of clicks was not within that range, the system requires adjustment.
  2.  


NOTE
The parking brake shoes must be adjusted before attempting to adjust the cable mechanism

  1. To adjust the parking brake shoes perform the following steps.
  2.  

  1. Remove the floor console, release the lever and back off the cable adjuster locknut at the base of the lever.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle, support safely and remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hole plug in the brake rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper and hang out of the way with wire. Do not disconnect the fluid line.
  8.  
  9. Use a suitable prybar to pry up on the self-adjuster wheel until the rotor will not turn.
  10.  
  11. Return the adjuster 5 notches in the opposite direction. Make sure the rotor turns freely with a slight drag.
  12.  
  13. Install the caliper and check operation.
  14.  

  1. Once the parking brake shoes have been properly adjusted, adjust the cable mechanism, by performing the following steps:
  2.  

  1. Turn the adjusting nut to give the proper number of clicks when the lever is raised full travel.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the rear of the car on jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Release the brake lever and make sure that the rear wheels turn freely. If not, back off on the adjusting nut until they do.
  6.  

1994-00 VEHICLES
  1. Pull the parking brake lever with a force of approx. 45 lbs. (200 N) and count the number of notches. Standard value is: 5-7 notches.
  2.  


CAUTION
The 45 lbs. (200 N) force of the parking brake lever must be strictly observed.

  1. If the parking brake lever is not the standard value, adjust in the following manner:
  2.  

  1. Remove the inner compartment mat of the floor console
  2.  
  3. Loosen the adjusting nut at the end of the cable rod, freeing the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. With the engine idling, forcefully depress the brake pedal five or six times and confirm that the pedal stroke stops changing. If the pedal stroke stops changing, the automatic-adjustment mechanism is functioning normally, and the clearance between the shoe and the drum is correct.
  6.  
  7. After adjusting the parking brake lever stroke, safely raise and support the rear of the vehicle and with the parking brake lever in the released position, turn the rear wheels to confirm that there is no brake drag.
  8.  

Diamante
  1. Pull the parking brake lever up with a force of about 45 lbs. (200 N). The total number of clicks heard should be 3-5. If the number of clicks was not within that range, the system requires adjustment.
  2.  


NOTE
The parking brake shoes must be adjusted before attempting to adjust the cable mechanism

  1. To adjust the parking brake shoes, perform the following steps:
  2.  

  1. Remove the floor console, release the lever and back off the cable adjuster locknut at the base of the lever.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle, support safely and remove the wheel. Remove the hole plug in the brake rotor.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper and hang out of the way with wire. Do not disconnect the fluid line.
  6.  
  7. Use a suitable prybar to pry up on the self-adjuster wheel until the rotor will not turn.
  8.  
  9. Return the adjuster 5 notches in the opposite direction. Make sure the rotor turns freely with a slight drag.
  10.  
  11. Install the caliper and check operation.
  12.  

  1. Once the parking brake shoes have been properly adjusted, adjust the cable mechanism, by performing the following steps:
  2.  

  1. Pull the parking brake lever up with a force of 45 lbs. (200 N). The total number of clicks heard should be 3-5.
  2.  
  3. Turn the adjusting nut to give the proper number of clicks when the lever is raised.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the rear of the car on jackstands.
  6.  
  7. Release the brake lever and make sure that the rear wheels turn freely.
  8.  

 
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