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ebrake adjustment

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by stlcruiser, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. stlcruiser

    stlcruiser

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    Greetings;

    Tried to adjust the ebrake handle over the weekend. The adjusting nut is adjusted all the way down.

    If I back the nuts way off, how do I go about taking up the slak that will be in the cable before I retighten. I do have a FSM but did not see it covered.

    Thanks in advance!

    Steve '94
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  2. ppc

    ppc M Go Blue

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    You need to adjust the brake shoes themselves first and then adjust the handle so that 8 clicks of the handle put you right where you need to be.
     
  3. thelal

    thelal

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    U can also adjust the cable at the handbrake lever by pulling up the cable and then tightening down and maybe adding more o-ring spacers. Easier to adjust if pull up all the way then go back underneath and put something (wood) in place to hold adjusters out at the rear of the hub (i.e inside facing the axle - just follow cable on both ends)
     
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    landtank SILVER Star

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    First you adjust your shoes

    second you adjust the bellcranks

    third you adjust the hand brake

    Watch those bellcranks closely as when they bind you'll get a loose hand brake.