Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Parking Brake Cable

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ADJUSTMENT



Cressida


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the parking brake cable on rear drum models-Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 2 On rear disc models, remove the adjuster hole cover. Turn the adjuster to expand the brake shoes until the rotor locks-Cressida

  1. Ensure that the rear brake shoes are correctly adjusted.
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  3. Without depressing the button, pull the parking brake handle up slowly, and count the number of notches before the brake is applied. It should take 5-8 notches. If not, proceed with Step 3.
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Before adjusting the parking brake, make sure that the rear brake shoe clearance has been adjusted.

  1. The following adjustment is for the 1983-84 Cressida with the rear drum brake set-up:
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    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Working from underneath of the car, loosen the locknut on the parking brake equalizer.
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    3. Screw the adjusting nut in, just enough so that the parking brake cables have no slack.
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    5. Hold the adjusting nut in this position while tightening the locknut.
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    7. Check the rotation of the rear wheels, with the parking brake off, to be sure that the brake shoes aren't dragging.
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  3. The following adjustment is for the Cressida with the rear disc brake set-up:
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    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheel assembly.
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    3. Temporarily install the hub nuts.
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    5. Remove the parking brake adjustment hole plug.
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    7. Using a suitable brake adjusting tool, turn the brake adjuster so as to expand the brake shoes until the disc rotor locks.
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    9. Return the adjuster 8 notches. Install the hole plug.
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  5. Install the rear wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
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Van


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Fig. Fig. 3 Parking brake cable adjusting points-Van

  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the shift knob and the console box.
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  5. At the parking brake handle, loosen the cable locknut. Pull the hand brake upward about 7-9 (6-8 on the YR29 series) clicks.
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  7. Turn the adjust nut until the rear wheels can no longer be turned, then, tighten the locknut.
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  9. Install the console and the shift knob.
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