With Rear Disc Brakes
- Remove the driver-s side lower instrument panel.
- Partially depress the parking brake pedal to access the adjusting nut.
Insert a deep socket wrench to rotate the adjusting nut and loosen the cable until tension is sufficiently released. Then, disengage the parking brake pedal.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the rotor and measure inner diameter at widest point using a suitable Drum Brake Clearance Gauge tool.
Transfer the measurement, minus 0.6 mm, to the parking brake shoes and adjust accordingly.
- Using the lug nuts, secure the rotor to the hub to prevent it from tilting.
- Rotate the disc rotor to make sure there is no drag.
Adjust the cable as follows:
- Operate the parking brake pedal 10 or more times with a force of 110 lbs. (490 N).
- Rotate the adjusting nut with deep socket to adjust pedal stroke to specification. Pedal stroke : 4-5 notches under force of 44 lbs. (196 N).
- With parking brake pedal completely disengaged, make sure there is no drag on the parking brake.
- Adjust clearance between the shoe and drum as follows:
- Pull the parking brake control lever 4-5 notches. Then adjust the lever by turning the adjusting nut.
- Pull control lever with 44 lbs. (196 N) of force.
- On 1996-98 vehicles, check that the lever stroke is 7-9 notches, and operation is smooth.
On 1998 and later vehicles, check that the lever stroke is 6-8 notches, and operation is smooth.
- Bend the warning lamp switch plate to ensure the following:
Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the rear disc rotor, as outlined earlier in this section.
- Remove the rear Halfshaft, as outlined in the Drive Train Section.
- Disconnect the ABS sensor from the harness connector. Then, remove the ABS sensor wire from the grommet mounts.
Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly.
NOTEWithdraw ABS sensor harness through back plate when removing wheel hub and bearing assembly.
- Remove the return springs.
- Remove the adjuster.
- Remove the retainers, anti-rattle pins and shoes.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable from the toggle lever.
Remove back plate.
Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Note the following:
Apply brake grease to the specified points during assembly.
After replacing brake shoes or disc rotors, or if parking brake does not function well, perform break-in operation as follows.
- Adjust parking brake pedal stroke, as outlined in this section.
Perform parking brake burnishing operation by driving the vehicle forward at 25 mph, and apply the parking brake with a force of 44 lbs. (196 N) for 30 seconds.
WARNINGTo prevent lining from getting too hot, allow a cool off period of approximately 5 minutes after every break-in operation. Do not perform excessive break-in operations, because it may cause uneven or early wear of lining.
- After burnishing operation, check parking brake pedal stroke. Readjust if it is now longer than the specified
The rear drum brake shoes serve as the parking brakes. Refer to the procedures under Rear Drum Brakes.