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Hi, Did a search and turned up nothing so here goes:

Needed to replace both cables for the parking brake. Everything is back together and am at the adjustment stage. The haynes book says to " tighten the adjusting nut at the equalizer until the mark on the tensioner rod moves into alignment with the tensioner bracket" . My adjuster is brand new and came premarked with the 1/4" measurement on the rod. What the heck does aligment with bracket mean?

I found another set of instructions on Autozone that says "Hold onto the tensioner rivet housing, to prevent spinning while tightening the adjusting nut on the tensioner rod until the mark is no longer visible", I have been adjusting this thing and don't see how this mark would ever be pulled into the bracket to be no longer visible.

Am I overthinking this or missing something? Thanks in advance for any insight.
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I just rebuilt & adjusted mine. took lots of slack out. maybe this will help.
I did mine on a hill. just keep pulling the slack till the E brake feels high enough. test neutral and maintain an easy free roll. hit the brake and test the stopping power.
make sure the self adjusters are "right" on the backing plate cause this could effect braking power too.

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Hi, Thanks for the reply. I replaced both rear ebrake cables and the equalizer thingy etc and just took out slack (similar to what you did although no on a hill) until I had good hold and release when i popped the brake release handle. Seems to be working fine. I never did figure out the arm thing on the equalizer but don't care... seems to work fine and passed inspection.
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