Sebring 2006

Parking Brake

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On vehicles equipped with rear drum brakes, the rear wheel service brakes also act as the vehicle's parking brakes. The rear drum brake shoes, when acting as parking brakes, are mechanically operated using an internal actuating lever and strut which is connected to a flexible steel cable. There is an individual parking brake cable for each rear wheel. These cables are joined together using a park cable equalizer before terminating at the parking brake lever.

On vehicles equipped with rear disc brakes, the rear parking brakes have their own set of cable operated brake shoes located behind the rear disc brake rotor. The interior of the rear disc brake rotor acts as the parking brake drum. There is an individual flexible steel parking brake cable for each rear wheel. These cables are joined together using a park cable equalizer before terminating at the parking brake lever.

On vehicles where the parking brake lever output cable is part of the parking brake hand lever, the cable is not replaceable as a separate component of the parking brake lever. Never attempt to repair the parking brake output cable in any manner.

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Fig. An example of the typical parking brake hand lever

 
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