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Old 05-08-2010
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How adjust a loose emergency brake cable?

Hey guys, I had my emergency brake cable replaced last year and it used to be nice and tight and stiff right from the top and was slightly hard to push down. It has slowly lost its firmness. Now it has to go almost all the way to the floor before it starts to tighten. Its so bad that when I release the pedal it doesnt even snap back into postion and the emergency brake light stays on. I have to actually pull up on the pedal to get the light to go off while im driving.

So can anyone tell me how I readjust to make the cable tight again?

Please and thank you
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Old 05-08-2010
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there should be an adjustment bolt on the pedal mounting plate

if you stick your head in and look at it as straight as possible

the bolt should be to your right

adjustment bolt and locking nut
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