How do you tension a parking brake?

How do you tension a parking brake?

Pull or step on the parking brake lever to engage the brake shoes. The lever should stop firmly about halfway through its travel. If the lever goes all the way to the floor, or pulls up really high in the case of a hand-actuated lever, you should turn the cable adjuster nut more.

How many clicks should a parking brake have?

Usually you want around 3-4 clicks as the brake resistances ramps up with the amount of clicks. Check with the manufacturer for recommended e-brake clicks and adjust to that. After it’s adjusted to your specification, tighten the jam nut to secure the new adjustment in place.

How do I know if my handbrake is broken?

The most obvious sign that your handbrake is failing is that your car still moves when the vehicle is parked, and the brake applied. This could be down to worn or damaged brake shoes or discs, but the most likely reason will be a fault with your handbrake cable.

How does the parking brake work on a trailblazer?

The Trailblazer is equipped with a self-adjusting parking brake mechanism designed to take up the slack in the cables. To perform a final adjustment, the shoe can be adjusted at the actuator via an adjusting nut. The clearance between the rear park brake shoe lining and the rotor should be 0.25 mm (0.010 in).

How do I adjust my rear parking brake?

1. Place the park brake lever in the full release position. 2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. 3. Pull the park brake cable equalizer toward the rear of the vehicle and place a locking pliers with protected jaws on the cable to hold the cable in an extended position. 4. Lower the vehicle.

How do you change the park brake lever?

1. Lower the park brake lever. 2. Raise the park brake lever. 3. Lift the park brake lever boot to gain access to the multiplier lever at the front of the park brake lever assembly. 4. Pivot the lever up and down 3 times. 5. Cycle the park brake lever up and down three times for auto adjustment.

What should clearance be between park brake shoe lining and rotor?

The clearance between the rear park brake shoe lining and the rotor should be 0.25 mm (0.010 in). If you have to replace the cables or actuators, you have to disable the self-adjusting mechanism.