How do you adjust emergency cable on a 2002 Kia Sportage?
i am not seeing any adjustment for this, i suspect it has stretched or probably one cable has come off its guider where it goes into the rear brake drum,check both drum guides to see if the cable is being guided correctly. The other thing is where the cable comes into the brake handle it attaches there. you can see it by shining a flashlight thru the passenger side of the brake handle slot you will see a nut on top ,make sure it is tight. To get good access to that you will probably have to take the cover off.check for routing there too
i found the procedure, take the cover off where the brake handle is,then crank car go in reverse braking 6 times ,this then clicks the auto adjusts in the back brakes. Also the nut you see where the brake handle attaches ,turn that adjusting nut.now turn on the ignition key and pull up the parking brake 1 notch and see if the parking brake light comes on,then drive car forward after releasing parking brake check for dragging brakes, if not your good to go.
the emergency brake is drum brake inside the hub of the disk brake. to adjust them is the same as adjusting any other drum brake get underneath the car and you will find a asmall rubber cover on the back of the drum.remove that and you can insert small screwdriver or adjusting tool to adjust your brakes
weel i guess my first question is why ? these cables usually do not need to be adjusted or replaced.In 10 years working on Kia's replaced one brake cable because some mechanic at a tire store got it pinched between the lift and the frame bottom. to answer your question get a REAL Kia cable, otherwise your in for some real fun. there is alot of threading from the brake consol to the back wheels.the…