The driveshaft must be removed, as described in Drive Train , to adjust or replace the parking brake cable on the 1970-78 models.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Remove the hanger spring and clevis pin located at (3).
- Remove the clevis pins at both wheel cylinder levers.
- Remove the cable retainers at the wheels and disconnect the cable from both hanger springs.
- Remove the retainers at the forward (equalizer end) and remove the cable.
- To install, reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the cable.
See Figure 2
- Remove the passenger seat.
- Disconnect the warning switch electrical connector.
- Remove the two bolts securing the lever to the floor.
- Working under the vehicle, remove the locknut, the adjusting nut and the equalizer.
- Pull the cable out through the passenger compartment and remove it from the vehicle.
On the 1984 and later models, it may be necessary to separate the front cable from the lever by breaking the pin.
- To install, reposition the cable and from under the vehicle, install the locknut, the adjusting nut and the equalizer.
- Install the two bolts securing the lever to the floor.
- Connect the warning switch electrical connector.
- Install the seat.
- Disconnect the cable at the equalizer.
- Remove the cable lock plate from the rear suspension member and the rear discs.
- Remove the clevis pin and clevis at the rear disc levers.
- Disconnect the cable from the suspension arm. Remove the cable.
- To install, connect the cable to the suspension arm.
- Install the clevis pin and clevis at the rear disc levers.
- Install the cable lock plate to the rear suspension member and the rear discs.
- Connect the cable at the equalizer.
- Perform the adjustment procedures.
See Figures 3 and 4
- Release the parking brake lever fully and block the wheels.
- Loosen the locknut at the rear of the front rod.
- Measure the dimension between the wheel cylinder lever pin hole centers and their respective buffer plates.
- Rotate the front rod to bring the dimension to 0.44-0.49 in. (11.5-12.5mm) on both sides.
- Tighten the locknut at the rear of the front rod.
See Figure 5
- Pull up the brake lever, counting the number of ratchet clicks for full engagement. Full engagement should be reached in 4-6 notches for 1979-83 models, 8-10 notches for 1984-88 models.
- Release the parking brake.
- Adjust the lever stroke at the cable equalizer under the vehicle: loosen the locknut and tighten the adjusting nut to reduce the number of ratchet clicks necessary for engagement. Tighten the locknut.
- Check the adjustment and repeat as necessary.
- After adjustment, check to see that the rear brake levers (at the calipers) return to their full off positions when the lever is released and that the rear cables are not slack when the lever is released.
- To adjust the warning lamp, bend the warning lamp switch plate down so that the light comes on when the lever is engaged one notch.