View Full Version : How To: Adjust your Parking Brake

03-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Obviously a basic operation, but a how-to guide can't hurt for anyone who's never done it before.

03-30-2012, 03:51 PM
Its worth pointing out that you need to visually inspect your parking brake pads first to:
1. Make sure they are even there.
2. The wear is even.
3. they haven't been "over adjusted"


03-30-2012, 05:40 PM
That's a good point. Thanks for that.

03-30-2012, 06:14 PM
THANKS for this! My parking brake quit working a few months after I bought my car and I have been waiting for something like this to give me the confidence to try to adjust it back to working. :)

03-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Those are pretty straight forward instructions. Now I will see in practice how well I do. Thanks for posting.

03-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Keep in mind, on some cars, you may not need to adjust both screws. Do one at a time, and try to get them roughly close to each other in terms of when they start grabbing.