Hi, well it doesn't says how does it works but seems that it manually closes the caliper... check that connection too, it may be loose...simphmerj said:thanks, that's helpful, i didn't know where the parking brake adjustment was. does it say anything about how it looks the rear brakes (like does it manually close the caliper, if it uses a drum on one of the rotors, etc....) thanks for anything you guys have. i guess what sergio said is that it closes the caliper.
Jmm, i wonder if that happens to the drum brakes as well... at least the cable since the shoes are moved back into place with some springs... i changed my rear brake shoes last weekend but still need to adjust the parking brake travel.Sunny J Reg said:In the process, and through time, the cables became overstreched. So I had to replace the whole system. The cables cost about 40 each (3 total) and the rear calipers were somewhere around 120 with core.
Hi, yes, you have to remove the center console (the plastic that goes all the way back) to adjust the cables if that's the problem, but if it's not engaging at all maybe the cable it's the problem or a very worn shoes.dr_shmass said:Do you have to remove the center console to get at the adjustment area?
Also, my emergency brake when from working just fine to basically not engaging at all anymore within a couple of weeks. Does this sound like something that could be repaired with an adjustement or is it likely that I might need to replace the cable(s), or is it impossible to tell without first trying the adjustment?
This is a reply to an old message, but maybe it will still help somebody. I suspect this applies to later models, too, but on my 87 (and at least a few years after) the shift knob doesn't need to be removed. Remove the two transverse screws in the kickboard in front of the console. Remove the felt pad from the compartment, the snap applique under the lever and the applique around the gearshif lever. Remove four screws: 2 in the storage compartment and 2 under the lever. The console will slide over the gearshif knob.dr_shmass said:Thanks for the reply. I don't have drum brakes so it's not shoes. Let me modify my statement by saying it DOES engage, but so weakly that it effectively doesn't do anything. I have a slight incline to my driveway and if I park the Sentra with just the E-brake, it will just slowly roll backwards...
I'll try to adjust this weekend. My main problem with removing the console is that I can't seem get get the shifter head loose!