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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 6, 6:48pm - #242154 
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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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CID498 Aug 6, 9:33pm - #242156 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 6, 11:52pm - #242157 
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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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Zero Aug 7, 4:43am - #242159 

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haha i dont know. nice pictures btw lol rofl wave

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 7, 6:37pm - #242160 
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Thanks.
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DiabloGTS Aug 7, 6:59pm - #242161 

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take the center console off, and adjust the nut on the handle thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 7, 7:37pm - #242162 
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I'll try that. grin
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hkysk8r86 Aug 8, 3:49pm - #242163 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 8, 3:54pm - #242164 
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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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hkysk8r86 Aug 8, 4:02pm - #242165 

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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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corruptor Aug 8, 4:08pm - #242166 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 8, 4:53pm - #242167 
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Thanks! thumbsup
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hephaestus Aug 8, 4:55pm - #242168 
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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 6:04am - #242169 
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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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