2002 Mazda 323



September, 21, 2010 AT 7:57 AM

Brakes problem
2002 Mazda 323 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 36,200 miles

How do I ajust the hand brake

1 Answer



September, 26, 2010 AT 10:55 AM

Hi Johnwal,

Here are the procedures.

1. On models with rear disc brakes, depress brake pedal several times. On models with rear drum brakes, start engine and depress brake pedal several times. Stop engine.

2. On all models, pull parking brake lever with a force of 22 lbs. Stroke should be 5-7 notches. If stroke is as specified, parking brake is properly adjusted. If stroke is not as specified, raise and support rear of vehicle. Release parking brake lever.

3. Turn the adjusting nut at the front of the parking cable, on the side of the parking brake lever. After adjustment, turn the ignition switch to ON, pull the parking brake lever one notch, and verify that the parking brake warning light illuminates. Then verify that the rear brakes do not drag.

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