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Old 08-05-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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How to adjust handbrake

Title says it. I have to pull it sky high for my car to even stay. Do I have to remove the console to adjust the line? Also, do I have to remove the console to remove the spring in the handbrake? Or does the plastic boot pull off?
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:08 PM   #2
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I adjusted mine when I had the rear rotors off. There is a ratcheting wheel back there that tightens the parking brake. Mine didn't hold the car at all. Now it holds pretty well.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:02 PM   #3
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it's not a fun process, involves taking the rear wheels, calipers, and rotors off, and adjusting the parking brake drum until it holds. Might i recommend raising the lever a few clicks (2 or 3) before making any adjustments
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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Aw seriously? All of that? In my old eclipse, all i had to do was take apart the console and tighten the line by adjusting a nut...
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:43 PM   #5
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yeah, i wish it were that easy, however, no such luck
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:48 PM   #6
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Bring it to your dealer. Your Camaro is still under warranty, correct?

There should never be any wear on the parking brake since it is applied and released without any wheel movement. Once properly adjusted, unless abused, it should never need adjusting again.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:56 PM   #7
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I want to adjust it tighter than stock for drifting purposes.. plus the spring removal. I found the line under my car, but its all blocked off by heat shields. Looking at the manual later.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:05 PM   #8
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drifting purposes? oh boy lol, this i wanna see
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:31 PM   #9
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its the only way to properly use the pzeros
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:48 PM   #10
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Bring it to your dealer. Your Camaro is still under warranty, correct?

There should never be any wear on the parking brake since it is applied and released without any wheel movement. Once properly adjusted, unless abused, it should never need adjusting again.
Mine wasn't worn, but still needed adjusting. The nature of applying the parking brake every day will stretch the cable over time.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:17 AM   #11
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There is a ratcheting wheel back there that tightens the parking brake
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:41 AM   #12
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I want to adjust it tighter than stock for drifting purposes.. plus the spring removal. I found the line under my car, but its all blocked off by heat shields. Looking at the manual later.

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