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Aug 8, 2009, 12:43 PM

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How do I adjust my parking brakes on my 1989 chevy pickup?

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Aug 8, 2009, 12:53 PM

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Parking Brake Adjustment
The parking brakes must be adjusted whenever the parking brake cables have been replaced or disconnected. Before adjusting the parking brakes, check the condition of the service brakes. The service brakes must be adjusted properly before proceeding with the parking brake adjustment.
Inspect the parking brake system for free operation. The brake lever must return to the released position without sticking or binding. If a problem exists, check the cable routings for kinks or binding. Clean and lubricate the parking brake assembly and cables with brake flluid. 1. Block the front wheels. 2. Raise and support the rear axle with suitable safety stands. 3. Loosen the equalizer nut (1). 4. Set the parking brake cable to four clicks. 5. Adjust the equalizer nut (1) until the wheels will not rotate forward without a moderate drag. 6. Release the parking brake and rotate the rear wheels. There should be no brake drag. 7. Remove the safety stands and lower the vehicle. 8. Unblock the front wheels.


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