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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-12, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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89GL Parking brake problems

I have a parking brake issue. You have to pull the parking brake lever more than 10 clicks before it starts to tighten up. If im correct theres a nut that i need to adjust inside the center console, and the star wheel needs to be adjusted until the tires drag. Which way do I turn the nut to put less slack on the cable? Or could it be possible that my parking brake cables are bad?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-12, 10:35 AM
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Re: 89GL Parking brake problems

If that car has rear drums and shoes you should check condition of linings and then adjust manually first . Then check cable adjustment if no seized cables .On most cars turning the nut clockwise at console takes up the excess play .Thats looking at the cable face on . If rear disc brakes , check pads and h/brake linkage at calliper is not seized or sticking .
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Re: 89GL Parking brake problems

Okay Ill definetly look into adjusting the drums and checking the cable this weekend.
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Re: 89GL Parking brake problems

When you have the drums off to check the brake shoes also check the wheel cyls. are working o.k . Not seized or any leaks and that lever / linkage for parking brake is operating freely .
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