Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Cable

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ADJUSTMENT



  1. Remove the rear console box and parking brake lever boot.
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  3. Slowly pull the parking brake lever upward without depressing the button on the end of it.
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  5. When the lever has reached the end of its travel, look beneath it and count the number of notches (teeth). There should be 3-7 notches (5-8 notches on models with rear disc brakes) visible between the bottom of the unit and the tang on the lever.
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  7. If the lever requires adjustment, loosen the lock nut and turn the adjusting nut clockwise to decrease the number of notches and counterclockwise to increase the number.
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  9. When the setting is correct, tighten the lock nut, using care not to disturb the setting of the adjusting nut.
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  11. Check that the rear wheels are not dragging when the wheels are turned.
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  13. Reinstall the rear console box and boot.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the rear console box.
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  3. Remove the cable adjusting nut.
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  5. Unscrew the four mounting bolts and remove the parking brake lever.
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  7. Working under the car, disconnect the parking brake cable equalizer.
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  9. Remove the two cable clamps from each side of the driveshaft tunnel.
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  11. Remove the rear brakes and then disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
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  13. Remove the cable from the brake backing plate.
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  15. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Brake cable routing and lever components

 
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