Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Loosen the lug nuts, then raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. On CRV and 4-cylinder Odyssey models, perform the following:
    1. Remove the Phillips screw(s), then slide the trim cover up and out.
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    3. Detach the parking brake switch electrical connector.
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    5. Release the parking brake lever, then disconnect the parking brake cable.
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    7. Remove the parking brake lever assembly.
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  7. On V6 Odyssey models, release the parking brake lever, then disconnect the parking brake cable by removing the adjustment nut at the foot pedal assembly.
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  9. On CRV and V6 Odyssey models remove the rear brake drum.
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  11. On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, remove the disc brake caliper, mounting bracket, brake pads and brake rotor.
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  13. Remove the brake shoes as necessary to access the cable attached to the brake shoe bracket, and disconnect the cable.
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  15. Slide a 12mm offset boxed end wrench onto the brake cable to compress the cable-to-backing plate retainer, then slide the cable through the backing plate.
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  17. Remove the parking brake cable guide brackets attached to the vehicle's underbody and remove the cable.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, making sure upon completion, that the parking brake is properly adjusted.
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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Use a 12mm offset wrench to remove the parking brake cable from the backing plate.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of a typical Honda parking brake cable and related components- CRV model shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the parking brake cable and related components-4-cylinder Odyssey models

ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 4, 5 and 6

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Fig. Fig. 4: To access the parking brake adjuster, first remove the trim covers



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the Phillips screws, slide the cover back to unhook it, and lift it away- CRV model shown



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Fig. Fig. 6: Turn the adjustment nut in to tighten or out to loosen the parking brake cable, as necessary


WARNING
An over-adjusted parking brake cable may not allow the rear brake self-adjusters to function properly.

On CRV and V6 Odyssey models, the parking brake shares the brake shoes with the hydraulic brake. If the shoes are worn and the hydraulic brake shoe adjustment is not functioning properly, they should be checked and adjusted before proceeding with the parking brake adjustment. A typical symptom of a brake system that may need adjustment, is when the parking brake is released, the hydraulic brake pedal is pumped repetitively 3 times and the pedal height and/or pedal pressure increases.

On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, the parking brake does not interact with the hydraulic brake system. The parking brake drum is cast into the center of the brake rotor.


WARNING
Overtightening the parking brake cable may cause the brakes to drag causing excessive heat build up and brake failure.

  1. The rear brakes should be engaged a certain number of notches when a force is applied:

    CRV models: 44 lbs. (196 N) pull, 2-6 notches
     
    4-cylinder Odyssey models: 44 lbs. (196 N) pull, 4-8 notches
     
    V6 Odyssey models: 66 lbs. (294 N) press 3-5 notches
     

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  3. To adjust the parking brake cable, release the parking brake, raise and safely support the rear of vehicle.
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  5. On CRV and 4-cylinder Odyssey models, perform the following:
    1. Remove the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.
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    3. Turn the adjustment nut as needed to attain the proper adjustment.
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Make sure the brakes do not drag when the parking brake lever is released.

  1. Reinstall the trim cover.
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  1. On V6 Odyssey models, perform the following:
    1. Depress the pedal 2 notches.
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    3. Tighten the adjusting nut at the pedal assembly until the rear brakes just begin to drag when rotated.
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    5. Release the parking brake lever and check that the wheels do not drag when turned. The parking brake should engage in 3-5 notches when a force of 66 lbs. (294 N) is applied to the parking brake pedal.
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  3. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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