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Old 05-04-2009, 01:55 PM
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Hi All, I'm a newb to the forum and to Camaro ownership, so please be gentle . I've searched the archives, but haven't been able to find a definitive answer on how to adjust the parking brake on a 2001 v6. Right now, I need to pull the handle almost vertical before the brake will catch. It seems that it should catch a bit sooner than that, so is there any way to adjust it? Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:18 PM
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you can tighten the cable, it should be above your driveshaft. or in that general area.
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It's self adjusting. Do you have drums or discs in the rear?
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Yeah my old '97 RS did that and my '98 Z28 is starting to do that too. I have disc brakes, I'll be interested to hear the answer too haha.
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It's self adjusting. Do you have drums or discs in the rear?
The rear brakes are discs. Is there some procedure to jumpstart the self adjusting? So far, it's not doing a very good job of adjusting itself.
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My Hayne's manual is kind of weird. Says they are all self adjusting, but may need manual adjusting. For 2001+ it sas to apply and release the parking brake three times to let it self adjust. I'm assuming that means do it all in a row. There is about a whole page worth of steps on how to manually adjust them. I'm not going to write it all though.
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My Hayne's manual is kind of weird. Says they are all self adjusting, but may need manual adjusting. For 2001+ it sas to apply and release the parking brake three times to let it self adjust. I'm assuming that means do it all in a row. There is about a whole page worth of steps on how to manually adjust them. I'm not going to write it all though.
Thanks for the info. I'll try the self adjusting method tonight.
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My Hayne's manual is kind of weird. Says they are all self adjusting, but may need manual adjusting. For 2001+ it sas to apply and release the parking brake three times to let it self adjust. I'm assuming that means do it all in a row. There is about a whole page worth of steps on how to manually adjust them. I'm not going to write it all though.
hey where can i get that manual, or do u know of a step by step thread?
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hey where can i get that manual, or do u know of a step by step thread?
autozone but if i were you id get a shop service manual a bit more expencive but everytime i get a haynes its half assed on whats what
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alright thanks bro
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