Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

Front Cable
  1. Remove the center console assembly.
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  3. Loosen and remove the parking brake cable adjusting nut at the base of the parking brake lever.
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  5. From under the vehicle, disconnect the parking brake cables at the equalizer.
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  7. Unbolt the parking brake lever from the center console.
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  9. Unbolt and remove the front parking brake cable from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the front parking brake cable into the parking brake lever and start the adjusting nut on the front cable.
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  3. Install the lever and cable assembly into the vehicle. Tighten the mounting bolts to 9-12 ft. lbs. (13-16 Nm).
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  5. From under the vehicle, connect the parking brake cables at the equalizer.
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  7. Install the center console assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the parking brake cable assembly on 1993-94 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Parking brake cable components used on 1995-98 models

Rear Cable
  1. Remove the rear wheel and the brake drum or disc assembly.
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  3. At the cable adjuster, loosen the adjusting nut, then separate the rear cable from the equalizer.
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  5. On rear drum brakes, remove the brake shoes from the backing plate, then separate the rear cable from the toggle lever.
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  7. On rear disc brakes, remove the cable retainer and the cable end from the toggle lever.
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  9. Remove the bolts that secure the cable to the vehicle under body.
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  11. Pull the cable through the backing plate and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Connect the cable to the toggle lever and tighten the cable retainer nut on the backing plate to 9-12 ft. lbs. (13-16 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the bolts that secure the cable to the vehicle under body and tighten the bolt to 45-57 inch lbs. (5.1-6.5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. At the cable equalizer, connect the parking brake cable and tighten the bolt or mounting nut to 9-12 ft. lbs. (13-16 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the disc brake rotor and wheel assembly.
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  9. Adjust the parking brake cable.
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ADJUSTMENT



Make sure the rear brakes are properly adjusted prior to adjusting the parking brake.

  1. Pull the parking brake lever with 44 lbs. of force and note the number of notches.
  2.  
  3. The parking brake lever should raise 8-11 notches.
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  5. Locate the parking brake adjuster at the base of the hand lever and rotate the adjuster nut on the threaded rod to obtain the proper parking brake lever adjustment.
  6.  
  7. Bend the parking brake warning lamp switch plate so that brake warning light comes on when parking brake lever is pulled up 1 notch. The brake light should turn off when the lever is fully released.
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