REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
On models equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or "air bag,'' work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery.
- Elevate and safely support the car. If only the rear wheels are elevated, block the front wheels. Release the parking brake after the car is supported.
- Remove the rear wheel(s).
- Remove the brake drum and shoes.
- Remove the parking brake cable from the backing plate. A box-end wrench can be slipped over the end of the cable and used to simultaneously depress all of the locking tangs on the cable retainer.
- Remove any exhaust heat shields which may interfere with the removal of the cable.
- Remove the cable retaining clip.
- Remove the cable from the equalizer (yoke).
- Fit the end of the new cable into the equalizer and make certain it is properly seated.
- Install the cable retaining clip.
Make certain the cable is properly routed and does not contain any sharp bends or kinks.
- Feed the cable through the backing plate.
- Install the brake shoes and hardware.
- Install the brake drums and wheels.
- Lower the car to the ground, then adjust the parking brake.
See Figures 2 and 3
Pull the parking brake lever all the way up and count the number of clicks. The correct range is as follows:
- 1984-1986 sedans-5-8 clicks
- Wagons-6-8 clicks
- 1987-1990 sedans-7-9 clicks
- 1991-1994 sedans-4-7 clicks
Before adjusting the parking brake, make sure that the rear brakes are adjusted properly.
- Remove the center console box or the brake lever cover.
- At the rear of the handbrake lever, loosen the locknut on the brake cable.
- Turn the adjusting nut until the parking brake travel is correct.
- Tighten the locknut.
- Reinstall the console.