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Old 04-19-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default Handbrake Loose - How to adjust?

My handbrake is loose, like many of us experience. It engages, just much too high.

There are 2 ways to adjust it, one at the actual handbrake, but I have been informed that its not good to adjust from there because it puts a lot of tension on the cable. The other way is to tighten it from the rear wheels.

Can somebody please explain to me in a somewhat detailed way how to adjust the parking brake from the rear wheels?

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you should do a search, otacon did a whole right up on how to do this somewhere. i'm actually taking mine to the dealership on friday, they said it would only be $40 bucks, i can tolerate that.
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If you can find it for me, that would be great. I didn't post in that thread and I can't seem to find it. I only came across the thread to adjust at the handbrake and not at the wheels.

If you can find it, please post a link. Otherwise, if someone can explain that'd be great!
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Thanks. I think that should be good enough. I still have the problem that I don't know where the adjustment is on the rear drum, but i'm sure I can figure it out.

If anybody can guide me in the right direction to adjusting the parking brake from the rear drum, i'd appreciate it. Pictures are always best :D
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If anybody can guide me in the right direction to adjusting the parking brake from the rear drum, i'd appreciate it. Pictures are always best :D
Don't tCs only have disc brakes?

Anywho...watching as for mine is loose too (0.0)
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the tc has all around disc brakes, but the rear also has a drum for the parking brake inside the disc.
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You are officially the man. Now how much do I owe you for your services?
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AWESOME Drax, once again you've provided good info...as if anyone could doubt that you wouldn't Thanks bro
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yes...if only there was a way to make money helping people find stuff on scionlife...i could pay for my turbo kit in no time.
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