HOW DO I ADJUST THE PARKING BRAKE ON A WITH 50,000 MILES ON IT?

2009 Honda Element

Tiny

roncali

January, 16, 2012 AT 7:20 PM

My parking brake needs to be adjusted as I have almost 10 clicks to secure the rear wheels. This is the first time for this adjustment.

3 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 16, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

The parking brake consists of drum brakes inside the rear disks, with each side activated by its own cable. The cables meet at the brake handle, under the center console. The fine adjustment is there; there's another adjustment mechanism at each drum.

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 16, 2012 AT 8:41 PM

The rotors have a hole in them thru which you turn adjuster the hole has to be in 6 oclock position. It clicks as you turn it.(With flat screwdriver) click it 4 times and then check handle pull again.

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 16, 2012 AT 8:46 PM

An alternate method is Set the emergency brake. Then put your finger in the front part of the plastic where the emergency brake arm is and lift up and forward and take out the plastic center console and you'll see the adjustment right behind the emergency brake, 12mm nut

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