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#1 Old 08-30-2008, 10:55 PM
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How to adjust Emergency Brake?

Is there a way to adjust the Emergency Brake on an '01 1500?

The pedal goes all the way to the floor a lot easier than it should...which leads me to believe it either needs to be adjusted, or the rear brakes are gone. The rear brakes are fine, so I'm assuming I should be able to adjust the E-brake.

For the record, the previous owner replaced the cable that goes from the rear driver's brakes to underneath the drivers door. I'm not sure if he may have made the brake out of adjustment when doing so, or if it is just time to adjust it/replace it.

There is a threaded rod/nut mechanism underneath the driver's door that I believe I could tighten to get more pedal tension - is this the correct thing to do, or is it supposed to adjust automatically?

Any info is appreciated.

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#2 Old 08-31-2008, 07:30 AM
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the threadded rod is your adjuster all you have to do is tighten it up and you are back in buisness
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Before adjusting the E-brake cable be sure that the brakes are adjusted.

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Before adjusting the E-brake cable be sure that the brakes are adjusted.
I agree with charlie. Nevermind the feel, does the parking brake, not emergency brake hold ? Have the truck on level ground in neutral and try to push it.

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The brake holds, but it goes to the floor when I press it, which is abnormal.

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