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Any way I can tighten the Parking brake myself ?

Well my parking brake doesn't work anymore... at all... so I was wondering... is there a way I can tighten it myself ? (pics would help)
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I dont know how involved it is on a second gen.
when mine just stopped working the retaining stud had come off and i had to tear out half of the interior.
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From the service manual:

ADJUSTMENT - PARKING BRAKE

NOTE: Tension adjustment is only necessary when
the tensioner, or a cable has been replaced or disconnected
for service. When adjustment is necessary,
perform adjustment only as described in the
following procedure. This is necessary to avoid
faulty park brake operation.

(1) Raise vehicle.
(2) Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at
equalizer to create slack in cables.
(3) Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove
brake calipers and rotors.
(4) Verify park brakes are in good condition and
operating properly.
(5) Verify park brake cables operate freely and are
not binding, or seized.
(6) Check park brake shoe adjustment.
(7) Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn
freely.
(8) Reinstall brake calipers. Tighten guide pin
bolts to 41 nm (30 ft.lbs.).
(9) Reinstall wheel/tire assemblies after brake
shoe adjustment is complete.
(10) Lower vehicle enough for access to park brake
foot pedal. Fully apply park brakes.
NOTE: Leave park brakes applied until adjustment
is complete.
(11) Raise vehicle again.
(12) Mark tensioner rod 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) from
edge of tensioner bracket (Fig. 100).
(13) Tighten adjusting nut at equalizer until mark
on tensioner rod moves into alignment with tensioner
bracket.
CAUTION: Do not loosen, or tighten the tensioner
adjusting nut for any reason after completing
adjustment.
(14) Lower vehicle until rear wheels are 15-20 cm
(6-8 in.) off shop floor.
(15) Release park brake foot pedal and verify that
rear wheels rotate freely without drag. Verify pedal
returns to fully released position.
(16) Lower the vehicle.


You probably have worn parking brake shoes or a stretched or broken cable. Normally the brake system doesnt need regular adjustment unless something is broken or replaced.


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From the service manual:

ADJUSTMENT - PARKING BRAKE

NOTE: Tension adjustment is only necessary when
the tensioner, or a cable has been replaced or disconnected
for service. When adjustment is necessary,
perform adjustment only as described in the
following procedure. This is necessary to avoid
faulty park brake operation.

(1) Raise vehicle.
(2) Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at
equalizer to create slack in cables.
(3) Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove
brake calipers and rotors.
(4) Verify park brakes are in good condition and
operating properly.
(5) Verify park brake cables operate freely and are
not binding, or seized.
(6) Check park brake shoe adjustment.
(7) Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn
freely.
(8) Reinstall brake calipers. Tighten guide pin
bolts to 41 nm (30 ft.lbs.).
(9) Reinstall wheel/tire assemblies after brake
shoe adjustment is complete.
(10) Lower vehicle enough for access to park brake
foot pedal. Fully apply park brakes.
NOTE: Leave park brakes applied until adjustment
is complete.
(11) Raise vehicle again.
(12) Mark tensioner rod 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) from
edge of tensioner bracket (Fig. 100).
(13) Tighten adjusting nut at equalizer until mark
on tensioner rod moves into alignment with tensioner
bracket.
CAUTION: Do not loosen, or tighten the tensioner
adjusting nut for any reason after completing
adjustment.
(14) Lower vehicle until rear wheels are 15-20 cm
(6-8 in.) off shop floor.
(15) Release park brake foot pedal and verify that
rear wheels rotate freely without drag. Verify pedal
returns to fully released position.
(16) Lower the vehicle.


You probably have worn parking brake shoes or a stretched or broken cable. Normally the brake system doesnt need regular adjustment unless something is broken or replaced.
I believe that's the case. Where do I get and what do I have to get to fix the problem ?
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I believe that's the case. Where do I get and what do I have to get to fix the problem ?
First you have to find out whats broken or worn if anything. The parking brake cables are underneath the drivers side of the car, and run from under the drivers seat area back to both rear brakes. See if they are loose, hanging, snapped, etc. Other thing to check is the parking brake shoes, which are underneath the rear brake rotors. See if the linings are gone or they are rusted solid, etc. If all is well, then the problem may be in the pedal assembly itself.
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Take the rear rotors off and have a look.

The 2 shoes should be a certain distance apart. Check this it will tell you alot.
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