REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- 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.