Pacifica, 2003-2005

Adjustments

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Automatic Adjuster Locking Out



  1. Place an assistant inside passenger compartment with pin (pin punch or drill bit) to be used in Step 5.
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  3. Place parking brake lever in -released- position.
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  5. Raise and support vehicle.
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  7. Grasp exposed section of parking brake cable at cable connector (front-to-right rear cable) and pull outward on front cable. Pull on cable until it stops and hold it in this position.

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    Fig. Cable routing-rear driveline module-AWD only (1), left rear cable end button (2), right rear cable (3), right rear cable end button (4), connector on end of front cable (5), screw (6), front cable routing clamp (7), front cable (8), left frame rail (9), equalizer (10) and left rear cable (11)

    Cable routing-rear driveline module-AWD only (1), left rear cable end button (2), right rear cable (3), right rear cable end button (4), connector on end of front cable (5), screw (6), front cable routing clamp (7), front cable (8), left frame rail (9), equalizer (10) and left rear cable (11)
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  9. Have assistant inside passenger compartment insert pin punch (locking pin or drill bit) into hole in lever and foot pedal, past tang on adjuster mechanism, and through hole in backing plate of lever. Hold pin in place. This pin will lock automatic adjuster spring out once the person under the vehicle releases grasp on cables and will allow safe removal of cables and lever as necessary.
    CAUTION
    Do not release the automatic adjuster lockout device unless the parking brake cables and equalizer are connected. Keep hands out of automatic adjuster sector and pawl area. Failure to observe caution in handling this mechanism could lead to serious injury.



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    Fig. Have assistant inside passenger compartment insert pin punch (2) into hole in lever (1) and foot pedal (3)

    Have assistant inside passenger compartment insert pin punch (2) into hole in lever (1) and foot pedal (3)

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    Fig. View of the tang (1), pin punch (2), foot pedal (3) and backing plate (4)

    View of the tang (1), pin punch (2), foot pedal (3) and backing plate (4)
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  11. Release grasp on cable underneath vehicle.
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  13. Lower vehicle and remove assistant from passenger compartment.
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Automatic Adjuster Unlocking



  1. Assure that all cables are connected properly.
    CAUTION
    Do not release the automatic adjuster lockout device unless the parking brake cables and equalizer are connected. Keep hands out of automatic adjuster sector and pawl area. Failure to observe caution in handling this mechanism could lead to serious injury.

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  3. Keeping hands clear of automatic adjuster sector and pawl area, firmly grasp pin punch (drill bit, or locking pin if a new lever has been installed) installed in lever mechanism, then quickly remove it from parking brake lever mechanism. This action allows parking brake lever mechanism to automatically take up any slack.

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    Fig. Keeping hands clear of automatic adjuster sector and pawl area, firmly grasp pin punch (2) installed in lever mechanism (1), then quickly remove it from parking brake lever mechanism

    Keeping hands clear of automatic adjuster sector and pawl area, firmly grasp pin punch (2) installed in lever mechanism (1), then quickly remove it from parking brake lever mechanism
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  5. Cycle parking brake lever once to position parking brake cables, then return lever its released position.
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  7. Raise vehicle far enough for rear wheels to clear floor.
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  9. Check rear wheels of vehicle. They should rotate freely without dragging with lever in released position.
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  11. Lower vehicle.
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