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johnd
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PostSubject: Parking Brake   Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:02 am

My service manual does not say how to adjust the parking brake on my 08. Is there a link?
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:08 pm

Adjustment of the Brake Lock is under the Maintenance section (3-19 in my manual) of the Service Manual. Basically, if it does not 'hold' within 3 to 6 notches (out of 9 notches) then it is time to adjust it. For adjustment you need to pull the parking brake up one notch - then loosen the 'lock nut' then turn the 'adjust bolt' - but not so tight that the rear wheel does not spin. Don't forget to tighten the 'lock nut' (which is at the pivot point of the brake lever back by the parking brake pad assembly).
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:33 pm

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PostSubject: Brake lock   Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:01 pm

Thank you gentleman. I was not looking in the correct chapter.
I was looking in chapter 16 repair and not under the maintenance chapter. Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:38 pm

I'm also pleased , I was also looking in chapter 16 and wondering why there was no adjustment mentioned !!
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:12 am

Thank you bikerboy, where ever you are.
I was feeling a bit bewildered when asking the question but was sure that some one some where on the great site could help.
It feels even better, when some one of my age (64) was a bit confused also.
As for you young (wiper snappers) out there HOLD ON because you to will be
looking down at younger people and saying. Hello there young man, I was once your age. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 am

johnd wrote:
As for you young (wiper snappers) out there HOLD ON because you to will be looking down at younger people and saying. Hello there young man, I was once your age. affraid

Sure, and then I'll get replies like:

"When you was my age? When my old man was my age, when my brother was my age... You was never my age, none of ya! And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us!"

Man I love that movie!
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:26 am

johnd wrote:
As for you young (wiper snappers)

I'm sure you mean whippersnapper, in the UK a wiper snapper is a drunken oik that goes round getting his kicks breaking off and bending the windscreen wipers on parked cars on his way home from the pub. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:07 am

Thank you for clarifying. My father would just say
"why you old whippersnapper " and I never knew what it meant.
My father never liked me that much. :lol!:
whip·per·snap·per   [hwip-er-snap-er, wip-] Show IPA
noun
an unimportant but offensively presumptuous person, especially ayoung one.
Word Origin & History

whippersnapper
1674, apparently a "jingling extension" [OED] of *whip-snapper "acracker of whips," or perhaps an alteration of snipper-snapper(c.1590). Cf. also late 16c. whipperginnie, a term of abuse for awoman.
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PostSubject: Delightful   Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:46 pm

Delightful repartee gentlemen.

sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:39 pm

Okiedolkle wrote:
Delightful repartee gentlemen.

sunny
Homer W

Indeed
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:48 pm

which way do you turn the adjustment bolt? I would think Clock-wise.
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:18 pm

Lady Winger wrote:
which way do you turn the adjustment bolt? I would think Clock-wise.
Clockwise.
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:52 pm

Lady Winger wrote:
which way do you turn the adjustment bolt? I would think Clock-wise.
It depends. Righty-tighty or Lefty-loosey Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:08 pm

Do you have any info on changing the parking brake pads?
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PostSubject: Re: Parking Brake   Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:40 pm

They appear to be held in by the pad pins and the whole caliper isn't too difficult to remove. The experts will be along shortly to give you chapter and verse !
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