- Remove the rear console box and parking brake lever boot.
- Slowly pull the parking brake lever upward without depressing the button on the end of it.
- 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.
- 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.
- When the setting is correct, tighten the lock nut, using care not to disturb the setting of the adjusting nut.
- Check that the rear wheels are not dragging when the wheels are turned.
- Reinstall the rear console box and boot.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Remove the rear console box.
- Remove the cable adjusting nut.
- Unscrew the four mounting bolts and remove the parking brake lever.
- Working under the car, disconnect the parking brake cable equalizer.
- Remove the two cable clamps from each side of the driveshaft tunnel.
- Remove the rear brakes and then disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
- Remove the cable from the brake backing plate.
- Installation is in the reverse order of removal.