Parking brake checking

The parking brake may require periodic adjustment depending on use. Adjust the parking brake if the brake lever can be pulled up more than 4-5 clicks on the ratchet mechanism. Check that the cable moves freely. A complete description of the parking brake and parking brake adjustment can be found in 460 Brakes-Mechanical.

The parking brake may lose some of its effectiveness over time if it is not used frequently.'This is due to corrosion buildup on the parking brake drum. To remove corrosion, apply the parking brake just until it begins to grip, then pull the lever up one more stop (click). Drive the car approximately 400 meters (1,300 ft.) and release the brake. To recheck the adjustment of the parking brake see 460 Brakes-Mechanical.

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