Underneath your vehicle, a steel threaded cable comes from the back of one hub and is joined by a short cable from the other hub--then the original cable runs to a threaded end with an adjuster nut in it--and one smaller nut on the end outside of that--(this is the equalizer bar)--you'll see it real close to your transmission.
You might have to jack-up the back of the vehicle???
Pull the parking brake lever up sharply and then release it. Pull the parking brake lever to the second click and leave it there. You're looking for a slight drag of the brake shoes when you spin the wheels. To increase the drag, get under at the equalizer bar and turn the adjusting nut to take up the slack in the cables. Get out and spin the rear wheels if you think it's to tight. I will say don't be afraid to crank on it for a while as in this case, a little adjustment really does not go a long way. When you think you have the drag right, go back in the car and pull the brake up the the fourth click. At this point the wheels should be locked and you should not be able to turn them even when trying hard. If you can, tighten them up a little more. Once you've done this, release the brake and make sure the wheels spin freely. If they are still binding due to the parking brake, back off the adjustment a little. And that's basically the whole adjustment procedure.
The 1985 Toyota Tercel brakes are equipped with an adjustment bolt. Turn the adjustment bolt to raise or lower the brake shoe.
if your van has rear drum brakes, adjust them up until there is a slight drag on the brakes. this usually does the trick to tighten up the parking brake.
you sit on them
If the parking brake does not engage fully, the rear (shoe type) brakes need to be adjusted or replaced.
on the back behind the wheel hub should be a gear looking thing that moves turn it slowly until fully ajusted
The majority of time if you adjust the rear brakes it will adjust the park brake.
adjusting Isuzu rodeo brakes
i set the parking brake on my 2002 f-350 and it does not hold. I havent found where to adjust it on the truck. Can I adjust it or do I need to take it to a repair shop?
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1st make sure that service brakes are adjusted properly Adjustment will either be under the vehicle at the junction of the 3 cables or at the handle itself (may have to remove trim for access) Set to 3 clicks and wheels should be locked at this point Tighten cable adjustment nut
Possibly but not is not worth the trouble and expense on a 16 year old inexpensive car such as a Tercel, which has no collector value at all. You will not gain that much in stopping distance either.
frist make syre your rear brakes are ajusted properly then try your parking brake