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    Cables

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    Adjustment



    If the parking brake requires adjustment first check for any damaged cables and replace as necessary.

    On vehicles with rear disc brakes check for proper operation of the parking brake shoes. Refer to the -Parking Brake Shoes- section.

    Cable Tension Release
    1. Remove the LH cowl side trim panel.
    2.  
    3. With the help of an assistant, release the parking brake cable tension by pulling down on the intermediate cable at the cable-to-cable connector clip until the parking brake control sector rotates to its stop and a 0.15 inch(4 mm) x 5.9 inch (150 mm) retainer pin can be inserted.
      CAUTION
      Make sure the cable-to-cable connector clip is connected to the front and rear cable before removing the brake control retaining pin, and the cable tension is reloaded slowly.

    4.  
    5. Disconnect the cable-to-cable connector clip.
    6.  
    7. To reload the tension on the parking brake cable, follow the release procedure in reverse.

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      Fig. With the help of an assistant, release the parking brake cable tension by pulling down on the intermediate cable at the cable-to-cable connector clip until the parking brake control sector rotates to its stop and a 0.15 inch (4 mm) x 5.9 inch (150 mm) retainer pin can be inserted



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      Fig. Disconnect the cable-to-cable connector clip

    8.  

    Removal & Installation



    Front Cable
    1. Remove the screw and the hood latch release handle.
    2.  
    3. Remove the pin-type retainer and the LH A-pillar lower trim panel.
    4.  
    5. Remove the hood latch release cable assembly screw and position the release cable assembly aside.
    6.  
    7. Release the tension on the parking brake cable. See -Parking Brake Cable Tension Release- under -Parking Brake Cables- in this section.
    8.  
    9. Remove the 2 screws and the instrument panel steering column cover.
    10.  
    11. Remove the 2 parking brake release handle bolts from the bracket.
    12.  
    13. Disconnect the parking brake switch electrical connector.
    14.  
    15. Remove the wiring harness bracket screw from the top of the brake control and position the harness and bracket aside.
    16.  
    17. Remove the 3 bolts from the parking brake control.
    18.  
    19. Position the carpet aside and position the cable conduit grommet up through the floor.
    20.  
    21. Disconnect the front parking brake cable and conduit from the parking brake control. The parking brake control take-up spool tab may need to be bent aside to allow the cable to be removed.
    22.  
    23. Remove the parking brake control from the vehicle.

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      Fig. Showing the front parking brake cable, components and mounting

    24.  

    To install:

    1. Position the parking brake control into the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Reconnect the front parking brake cable and conduit. Replace the conduit grommet into the floor and replace the carpet.
    4.  
    5. Install the 3 parking brake control bolts. Tighten them to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Position the wiring harness and bracket to the control and install the retaining screw.
    8.  
    9. Connect the parking brake switch electrical connector.
    10.  
    11. Install the 2 parking brake release handle bolts to the bracket.
    12.  
    13. Install the 2 screws and the instrument panel steering column cover.
    14.  
    15. Restore the brake cable tension. See -Parking Brake Cable Tension Release- under -Parking Brake Cables- in this section.
    16.  
    17. Position the release cable assembly and install the hood latch release cable assembly screw.
    18.  
    19. Install the pin-type retainer and the LH A-pillar lower trim panel.
    20.  
    21. Install the screw and the hood latch release handle.
    22.  

    Intermediate Cable
    1. Release the tension on the parking brake cable. See -Parking Brake Cable Tension Release- under -Parking Brake Cables- in this section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the intermediate parking brake cable from the front cable at the cable connector clip.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the LH and RH rear parking brake cables from the intermediate parking brake cable at the equalizer.
    8.  
    9. Remove the intermediate parking brake cable.
    10.  
    11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    12.  

    Rear Cable
    Left Side
    1. Release the tension on the parking brake cable. See -Parking Brake Cable Tension Release- under -Parking Brake Cables- in this section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Remove the 2 wire form bolts.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the intermediate cable from the LH rear cable at the cable equalizer.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the front of the LH rear cable conduit at the frame bracket.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the LH parking brake cable from the parking brake lever and remove the cable.
    12.  
    13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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      Fig. Showing the left rear parking brake cable, components and mounting

    14.  

    Right Side
    1. Release the tension on the parking brake cable. See -Parking Brake Cable Tension Release- under -Parking Brake Cables- in this section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Remove the 2 wire form bolts.
    6.  
    7. Remove the 2 parking brake cable bracket-to-crossmember bolts.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the intermediate parking brake cable from the RH rear parking brake cable at the parking brake cable equalizer.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the front of the RH parking brake cable conduit at the frame bracket.
    12.  
    13. Disconnect the RH parking brake cable from the parking brake lever and remove the parking brake cable.
    14.  
    15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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      Fig. Showing the right rear parking brake cable, components and mounting

    16.  

     
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