Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Cables

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Adjustment



Drum Brakes
  1. Pull the parking brake lever with a force of about 45 lbs. (200 N) and count the number of notches. The standard value is 4-5 notches.
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  3. If the parking brake lever stroke is not the standard value, adjust as outlined in the following steps.
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  5. Remove the floor console assembly.

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    Fig. Parking brake cable adjustment-with rear drum brakes

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  7. Loosen the adjusting nut to move it to the cable rod end so that the cable will be free.
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  9. Depress the brake pedal repeatedly until the lever has no change in its stroke.
    NOTE
    Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly adjusts shoe clearance correctly.

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  11. Turn the adjusting nut to adjust the parking brake lever stroke to the standard value. After adjusting, check that there is no space between the adjusting nut and the parking brake lever. Check that the adjusting nut is secured with the nut holder.
    WARNING
    If the parking brake lever stroke is below the standard value and the braking is too firm, the rear brakes may drag.

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  13. After adjusting the parking brake lever stroke, raise and safely support the rear end of the vehicle, and then release the parking brake and turn the rear wheels to check that the rear brakes are not dragging.
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