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Old 26 Apr 2007, 11:47 am
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When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks constitutes a
properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK with 11---I think that
it's too much. Comments appreciated.
MLD


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Old 26 Apr 2007, 01:19 pm
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Default Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:47:23 GMT, "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote:

>When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks constitutes a
>properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK with 11---I think that
>it's too much. Comments appreciated.


A long-time issue of mine, too.

Maybe it's just as well, about twice per car, I'll try to drive off
with the brake on. Newer Accords beep at you when you do that!

But a tighter brake would keep the car in place wouldn't it?

J.

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Old 26 Apr 2007, 01:24 pm
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MLD wrote:
> When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks constitutes a
> properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK with 11---I think that
> it's too much. Comments appreciated.
> MLD
>
>

Adjust your back brakes. You are taking up the slack with the emergency
brake handle travel. Your brake pedal will feel better after the
adjustment too. bob
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Old 26 Apr 2007, 02:14 pm
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"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> MLD wrote:
> > When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks

constitutes a
> > properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK with 11---I think

that
> > it's too much. Comments appreciated.
> > MLD
> >
> >

> Adjust your back brakes. You are taking up the slack with the emergency
> brake handle travel. Your brake pedal will feel better after the
> adjustment too. bob


This is after the brakes has been replaced--
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Old 26 Apr 2007, 02:37 pm
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"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:vI4Yh.13553$bZ2.5677@trndny01:

> When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks
> constitutes a properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK
> with 11---I think that it's too much. Comments appreciated.
> MLD
>
>



What kind of car is this?

I assume a Honda, but what model and year?

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Old 26 Apr 2007, 04:34 pm
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> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:vI4Yh.13553$bZ2.5677@trndny01:
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> > When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks
> > constitutes a properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK
> > with 11---I think that it's too much. Comments appreciated.
> > MLD
> >
> >

>
>
> What kind of car is this?


Forgot to mention---2000 Accord V6
MLD
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> I assume a Honda, but what model and year?
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Old 26 Apr 2007, 05:30 pm
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"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Adjust your back brakes. You are taking up the slack with the emergency
> brake handle travel. Your brake pedal will feel better after the
> adjustment too. bob


While this advice is sound and good for a vehicle with drum brakes in
the rear, it doesn't help people with disc brakes at all four corners of
their vehicle. {;^)


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Old 26 Apr 2007, 08:13 pm
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MLD wrote:
> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns991E9EBB510A6tegger@207.14.116.130...
>> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:vI4Yh.13553$bZ2.5677@trndny01:
>>
>>> When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks
>>> constitutes a properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK
>>> with 11---I think that it's too much. Comments appreciated.
>>> MLD
>>>
>>>

>>
>> What kind of car is this?

>
> Forgot to mention---2000 Accord V6


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Exploded view diagrams are at www.slhondaparts.com You can likely notch
it up yourself, and I'd go for about 6 clicks. I like the handle to come
up a bit.
Have you tried yanking the brake lever up and down (sharply) while
backing up repeatedly? It will sometimes help if the auto-adjusters
aren't working smoothly.
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Old 26 Apr 2007, 08:42 pm
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"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:dV8Yh.8288$Rd.1754@trndny08:

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> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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>> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:vI4Yh.13553$bZ2.5677@trndny01:
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>> > When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks
>> > constitutes a properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK
>> > with 11---I think that it's too much. Comments appreciated.
>> > MLD
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>> What kind of car is this?

>
> Forgot to mention---2000 Accord V6
>
>




Usually it's six to ten clicks to set the parking brake.

Do you have drums or discs on the rear?

If the shoes/calipers are properly adjusted, then you need to take up the
slack on the cable. do NOT adjust the cable until you are 100% certain the
brake portion is properly set up!


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Old 28 Apr 2007, 09:51 am
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Default Re: Parking Brake Adjustment

MLD wrote:
> When putting on the parking (emergency) brake how many clicks constitutes a
> properly adjusted brake? My dealer indicates I'm OK with 11---I think that
> it's too much. Comments appreciated.
> MLD
>
>

official adjustment for a civic, assuming all the mechanicals are ok, is
raise the handle to the first click, then adjust the cable so the brakes
/just/ start to drag. from then on, the brake should be full on in the
next 6 to 9 clicks. accord is likely the same or similar.
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