Parking Brake Check and Adjustment

Check


1.Pull the parking brake lever (A) with 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf) of force to fully apply the parking brake. The parking brake lever should be locked within the specified number of clicks (B).

Lever locked clicks: 5-9 

 

2.Adjust the parking brake if the lever clicks are not within the specification.

NOTE: Minor parking brake lever adjustments (1-2 clicks) can be made with the adjusting nut in the equalizer.
If a larger adjustment is required, follow the major adjustment procedure using the adjuster at the parking brake drum.
After installing new parking brake shoes and/or new rear brake disc/drums, make sure you to drive the vehicle for ‘‘break-in''.

Minor adjustment

1.Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2.Release the parking brake lever fully. Move the driver's seat (RHD: assistant seat) all the way forward.

3.Pull back the carpet under the seat. Remove the screw and bolt for the parking brake equalizer cover (A).

 

4.Remove the return spring (A).

 

5.Pull the parking brake lever one click.

 

6.Tighten the adjusting nut (A) until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.

 


7.Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.

8.Reinstall the return spring and the parking brake equalizer cover.

9.Make sure the parking brakes are fully applied when the parking brake lever is pulled all the way.

Major adjustment (to be done when replacing brake shoes and after lining surface break-in)

1.Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2.Release the parking brake lever fully. Move the driver's seat (RHD: assistant seat) all the way forward.

3.Pull back the carpet on the floor at the under the seat. Remove the screw and bolt for the parking brake equalizer cover (A).

 

4.Remove the return spring (A).

 

5.Back off the adjusting nut (A) in the equalizer.

 

6.Remove the rear wheels.

7.Remove the access plug (A).

 

8.Turn the ratchet teeth (B) on the adjuster assembly (C) with a flat-tip screwdriver (D) until the shoes lock against the drum. Then back off eight clicks, and install the access plug.

9.Do the minor adjustment procedure.

10.Install the rear wheels.