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Parking Brake Inspection and Adjustment

Inspection
  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.
    Lever locked clicks:
    Rear Disc Brake Model:
    6 to 8
    Rear Drum Brake Model:
    5 to 7

  1. If the number of lever clicks is not as specified, adjust the parking brake.

Adjustment - Rear Disc Brake Type
NOTE: After servicing the rear brake caliper, loosen the parking brake adjusting nut, start the engine, and press the brake pedal several times to set the self-adjusting brake before adjusting the parking brake.
  1. Release the parking brake lever fully.
  1. Press the brake pedal several times.
  1. Loosen the parking brake adjusting nut (A).
  1. Remove the rear wheels.

  1. Make sure the lever (A) on the rear brake caliper contacts the stop pin (B).
    NOTE: When the parking brake lever does not contact the stop pin, loosen the adjusting nut in the center console until the parking brake lever contacts the stop pin, then start the engine, and press the brake pedal several times.
  1. Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheels.
  1. Pull the parking brake lever 1 click.
  1. Tighten the parking brake adjusting nut until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.
  1. Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.
  1. Make sure the parking brake lever within the specified number of clicks (6 to 8 clicks).

Adjustment - Rear Drum Brake Type
NOTE: After servicing the rear brake shoe, press the brake pedal several times before adjusting the parking brake.
  1. Release the parking brake lever fully.
  1. Press the brake pedal several times.
  1. Loosen the parking brake adjusting nut (A).
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  1. Pull the parking brake lever 1 click.
  1. Tighten the parking brake adjusting nut until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.
  1. Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.
  1. Make sure the parking brake lever within the specified number of clicks (5 to 7 clicks).