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Adjusting corolla parking brake?


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2015-07-15 21:27:20
2015-07-15 21:27:20

I suppose it depends what year Corolla you are talking about. I have a '93 and it's pretty easy. First remove the center flip-top compartment between the driver and passenger front seats. There are four screws at the bottom of the inside of the compartment, under the piece of carpet. Next you remove the plastic piece surrounding the parking break by taking out two screws. They are on the lower sides close to where the plastic meets the carpet. One on the driver's side and the other on the passenger side. This piece can then be removed by carefully separating the plastic clips connecting it to the piece around the gear shifter. You may have to first pop out the square plastic piece surrounding the sifter. Now you should be able to see where the parking brake lever goes down underneath the car. There is a long bolt here with two nuts on it. Loosen the top nut and bring it up away from the second nut. The lower nut can now be tightened or loosened to put more or less tension on the parking brake cable. Adjust it and test the brake until it feels fairly stiff after about 4 clicks. DO NOT overtighten the lower nut as I did stripping the bolt and creating a whole new problem. Repeat the above in reverse order to make your car look nice again. Best done with the rear wheels up off the ground to make sure the brakes are not binding after adjustment.


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