98 Amigo Parking Brake


Shaffer
07-23-2005, 06:35 PM
The parking brake on my Amigo isn't strong enough to stop the vehicle from rolling. I have never dealt with a parking brake before. What is involved in fixing it?
Thanks.

TigrrrLily
08-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Rear discs or drums?

The parking brake on my Amigo isn't strong enough to stop the vehicle from rolling. I have never dealt with a parking brake before. What is involved in fixing it?
Thanks.

amigo-2k
08-16-2005, 07:23 PM
this is from my manual for a 4x4

Parking Brake Adjustment
1. Prior to lever stroke adjustment, adjust rear brake
shoe/rotor (drum) gap. Perform this procedure with
loosening the adjust nut of the hand brake lever.
2. Remove the adjusting hole plug (rubber) and turn the
shoe adjusting screw downward with a small
screwdriver so that shoes will expand until they get
into close touch with the rotor. (Turn down the
adjusting screw notch by notch until the rotor does not
turn.)
3.Turn the adjusting screw in the opposite direction
(upward) until the rotor can be turned lightly. Standard
number of notches to turn upward: 7 or 8
Turn the rotor and make sure that there is no brake
dragging.
4. After the rear brake shoe/rotor (drum) gap has been
adjusted, perform parking brake cable adjustment.
5.Turn the adjusting nut so that the parking brake lever
travels 68 notches when pulled up with a force of 30
kg (66 lb).
6. Make sure there is no brake dragging. Then tighten
the cable lock nut
Torque : 13 Nm (113 lb in)

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