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Aug 6, 11:48am - #242154 
GT PARKING BRAKE

I think the parking brake on my '01 GT is stretched a tad & I would like to tighten it up.

How do I adjust it?

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Aug 6, 2:33pm - #242156 
Under the car there should be a turnbuckle where the single cable meets the two that go back to the wheels.


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Aug 6, 4:52pm - #242157 
I already crawled under. There are two seperate cables running from front to back. So does that mean that the adjustment will be where the handle is, inside the console?

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Aug 6, 9:43pm - #242159 
haha i dont know. nice pictures btw lol rofl wave


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Aug 7, 11:37am - #242160 
Thanks.

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Aug 7, 11:59am - #242161 
take the center console off, and adjust the nut on the handle thumbsup


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Aug 7, 12:37pm - #242162 
I'll try that. grin

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Aug 8, 8:49am - #242163 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
take the center console off, and adjust the nut on the handle thumbsup


That's what i was goign to suggest

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Aug 8, 8:54am - #242164 
There must be a thread somewhere on upgrading to the short shifter; that article would be useful for figuring out the easiest way to take the console apart. smile

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Aug 8, 9:02am - #242165 
taking the console apart isn't hard at all, pull your e-brake, put your car in neutral. then pull up the plastic around the e-brake and you should be good to go, there's screws on the side panels of the center console that you can unscrew to get to the lower parts of the e-brake and shift assembly, hope this helps thumbsup

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Aug 8, 9:08am - #242166 
Undo the 2 10mm bolts in the armrest. Undo the 2 screws on either side of the console by the front of the seats. Remove the shifter housing. Undo the 2 screws below the climate controls. Undo the 2 screws holding in the pwr window switches. Unplug the harness for the pwr windows. Lift up the console. Listen the top nut next to the brake. Use a 10, or 11mm wrench to tighten the bottom nut, or remove the top one, and use a deep socket ratchet. Tighten it down as much as you want, but test it before you lock it down. I have mine set up for 3 clicks max. Tighten the top nut while holding the bottom one with a wrench. Put the console back the opposite way you removed it. That's it. Should take about 5-10 min total.

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Aug 8, 9:53am - #242167 
Thanks! thumbsup

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Aug 8, 9:55am - #242168 
I remember reading about the parking brake adjustments somewhere. I think it was here or the other site. Oh, it's here. Go to the Tech Info, go down to braking, and download the info.

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Aug 8, 11:04pm - #242169 
I got in there this afternoon & adjusted up the parking brake. Its nice & tight now. Went for a few high speed spins in a gravel parking lot to test it out. thumbsup

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