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Parking brake pedal adjustment

is there a way to tighen up the cable at the parking brake pedal assembly? My truck and another one both when the pedal is released there is excessive slop in the parking brake cable. Its to the point where you don't start to feel tension on the pedal until about 1/2 into setting it, mine barely sets and will still roll on a decent incline. Both trucks mentioned have had the rear brakes completely gone though and adjusted properly, mine even has new cables going to each wheel from the front cable.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 05:16 AM
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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

I thought there was an adjuster on the rear of the parking brake assembly where the cable comes up.

It could also be that the front cable has stretched, I had that happen on a truck with seized rear cables, it stretched a little and I pushed harder, and then it broke.

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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

They make an aftermarket piece that takes up some of the slack in the cable.

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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

Replace the cable from the pedal to the splitter . also check the pedal mechanism itself .

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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

At the splitter is where I had to adjust mine, odds are your front cable has stretched..

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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

Tom, whats this piece you are talking about??

Slick, what was your method of tightening the front cable at the splitter?
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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

I removed the 2 rear cables via the splitter and slid more cable from the front thru the splitter, put a figure 8 loop in it to take up the slack and reconnected the rear cables to the splitter.

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1997 f 250 parking brake to tight no slack in cable
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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

It's self-adjusting, at the pedal/release assembly. Have an assistant pull the release handle, and while they're holding it, get under and pull backward on the cable. That should create a bunch of slack. Then apply and release the parking brake a few times. That will adjust it for the right tension.
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Re: Parking brake pedal adjustment

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1997 f 250 parking brake to tight no slack in cable
Sounds like your rear cables are froze(replace them)

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