Except Land Cruiser
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Pull the parking brake lever all the way out (or up) and count the number of clicks to the end of travel. On 2WD 1 / 2 ton vehicles should have 12-18 clicks; 1-ton, 2WD vehicles and all 4WD vehicles should have 11-17 clicks. On 1989-95 4Runner check for 13-19 clicks and 1996 4Runner 7-9 clicks. If the parking brake lever is not within these ranges, adjust it.
- Under the truck on 2WD models, there is an equalizer bar where the 2 cables come together. Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut until the lever travel is within the proper range. Check that the rear brakes are not dragging.
- Under the truck on 4WD models, tighten the bellcrank stopper screw until the play in the rear brake links becomes zero, then loosen the screw 1 turn. Tighten the locknut.
- Tighten one of the adjusting nuts on the intermediate lever while loosening the other one until the lever travel is correct. Tighten the adjusting nuts.
- After adjustment, check that the bellcrank stopper screw is touching the back of the brake backing plate.
- Recheck the parking brake travel.
See Figure 4
- Pull the parking brake lever all the way out (or up) and count the number of clicks to the end of travel. There should be 7-9 clicks. If the parking brake lever is not within these ranges, adjust it.
- Before adjusting the parking brake, make certain the rear brakes are correctly adjusted.
- Remove the parking brake lever cover or rear console box.
- Loosen the locknut, then turn the adjusting nut until the lever travel is correct.
- Tighten the locknut.
- Install the parking brake cover or rear console box.