- Ensure that the rear brake shoes are correctly adjusted.
- 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.
Before adjusting the parking brake, make sure that the rear brake shoe clearance has been adjusted.
- The following adjustment is for the 1983-84 Cressida with the rear drum brake set-up:
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Working from underneath of the car, loosen the locknut on the parking brake equalizer.
- Screw the adjusting nut in, just enough so that the parking brake cables have no slack.
- Hold the adjusting nut in this position while tightening the locknut.
- Check the rotation of the rear wheels, with the parking brake off, to be sure that the brake shoes aren't dragging.
- The following adjustment is for the Cressida with the rear disc brake set-up:
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheel assembly.
- Temporarily install the hub nuts.
- Remove the parking brake adjustment hole plug.
- Using a suitable brake adjusting tool, turn the brake adjuster so as to expand the brake shoes until the disc rotor locks.
- Return the adjuster 8 notches. Install the hole plug.
- Install the rear wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
- Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
- Remove the shift knob and the console box.
- At the parking brake handle, loosen the cable locknut. Pull the hand brake upward about 7-9 (6-8 on the YR29 series) clicks.
- Turn the adjust nut until the rear wheels can no longer be turned, then, tighten the locknut.
- Install the console and the shift knob.