If you had adjusted only the e-brake cable to get the lever height down, then then it would not work correctly.
The rear brakes are self adjusting and the e-, brake would likewise self adjust if the adjustment is correct. If the cable had been adjusted too tight, the brake shoe self adjustment would not work. Ensure the rear brake drum self adjusting mechanism is working correctly.
Here are the adjustment procedures.
Before adjusting parking brake, loosen equalizer adjusting nut. Start engine, and depress brake pedal several times to set self-adjusting brakes before adjusting parking brake.
1. With rear brakes adjusted, raise and support rear of vehicle. Loosen equalizer nut, and pull parking brake lever up one notch. Tighten equalizer adjusting nut until rear wheels drag slightly.
2. Release parking brake lever. Rear wheels should rotate freely. Rear wheels should lock when parking brake lever is pulled up 4-8 clicks.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 6:49 AM