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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question e-brake.

is there a way to adjust the e-brake, like tighten up the wire for it? and if so can some post a diy of it that would be great thanx.
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The E-brake is adjustable. I can do a DIY for it, but it'll take a week or two do to the extreme cold temps here in minnesota.

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What exactly are you wanting to adjust? Is it just that the handle goes up too high, but the brake holds the car in place, or are you wanting to adjust the equalizer (not sure if it is the correct word) that distributes the force to the brakes and holds the car in place once the brake is activated.
 
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brake handle goes to high but holds car inplace, like i used it alot this winter, lol
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That is simple.

1) Remove parking brake grip cover by pulling off (be sure to release the tab on the bottom).

2) With the parking brake up and your gear select in the forward most position, pull the center console cover up to release tabs and slide forward to remove from parking brake.

3) With the parking brake down use a 10mm deep socket on a 1/4" drive ratchet tighten down bolt/nut on the right side of parking brake. The more you tighten the bolt the movement your parking brake will be reduced. Be sure to check periodically. Don't go too low or you won't be able to reinstall the center console cover.

To reinstall everything just do steps 1 and 2 in reverse.
 
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cool thanx a bunch.
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That is simple.

1) Remove parking brake grip cover by pulling off (be sure to release the tab on the bottom).

2) With the parking brake up and your gear select in the forward most position, pull the center console cover up to release tabs and slide forward to remove from parking brake.

3) With the parking brake down use a 10mm deep socket on a 1/4" drive ratchet tighten down bolt/nut on the right side of parking brake. The more you tighten the bolt the movement your parking brake will be reduced. Be sure to check periodically. Don't go too low or you won't be able to reinstall the center console cover.

To reinstall everything just do steps 1 and 2 in reverse.
i was wondering that......i need to prep the car for drift racing this summer(on a track, totally legal)
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That is simple.

1) Remove parking brake grip cover by pulling off (be sure to release the tab on the bottom).

2) With the parking brake up and your gear select in the forward most position, pull the center console cover up to release tabs and slide forward to remove from parking brake.

3) With the parking brake down use a 10mm deep socket on a 1/4" drive ratchet tighten down bolt/nut on the right side of parking brake. The more you tighten the bolt the movement your parking brake will be reduced. Be sure to check periodically. Don't go too low or you won't be able to reinstall the center console cover.

To reinstall everything just do steps 1 and 2 in reverse.
can u take a pic and circle the bolt i need to turn to tighten, idw to crank o nthe wrong one.
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can u take a pic and circle the bolt i need to turn to tighten, idw to crank o nthe wrong one.
then you shouldnt be moddin.......i apologize, but it should be straight forward as to which one to tighten

the one that turns, is the tensioner, that is the one you want to tighten
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he's not modding he's ADJUSTING it

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