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03-18-2005, 12:52 PM
How can I make my parking brake a shorter pull than it is now? Right now I have to pull the whole thing up just so it can lock up the brakes.

03-18-2005, 02:13 PM
Try a search, I think it was talked about a while ago. I think you need to crank it by lifting up or something like that a few times...

03-18-2005, 02:20 PM
Our e-brakes are supposed to be self adjusting. They are to a certain extent. To adjust it, pull it up hard and release it about 5 or 6 times. If there's still a lot of slack you'll either need a new cable or need to adjust the shoes inside the rotor (GTs only).

03-18-2005, 02:33 PM
My 03 Alero was the same way. It would pull all the way up, and the brake would still not lock very well. I took it to the dealer and they adjusted the rear brakes and that fixed it. Now its like 3 or 4 clicks and its locked.

03-18-2005, 04:16 PM
Is it inside the rear brakes? And is it both brakes that I have to adjust?