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GT PARKING BRAKE #242154 Aug 6, 10:48am Aug 6, 10:48am
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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?

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #242156 Aug 6, 1:33pm Aug 6, 1:33pm
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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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Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: CID498] #242157 Aug 6, 3:52pm Aug 6, 3:52pm
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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?

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #242159 Aug 6, 8:43pm Aug 6, 8:43pm
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haha i dont know. nice pictures btw lol rofl wave


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Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Zero] #242160 Aug 7, 10:37am Aug 7, 10:37am
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Thanks.

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #242161 Aug 7, 10:59am Aug 7, 10:59am
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take the center console off, and adjust the nut on the handle thumbsup


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Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: DiabloGTS] #242162 Aug 7, 11:37am Aug 7, 11:37am
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I'll try that. grin

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: DiabloGTS] #242163 Aug 8, 7:49am Aug 8, 7:49am
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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

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: hkysk8r86] #242164 Aug 8, 7:54am Aug 8, 7:54am
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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

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #242165 Aug 8, 8:02am Aug 8, 8:02am
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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

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #242166 Aug 8, 8:08am Aug 8, 8:08am
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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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Thanks! thumbsup

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: corruptor] #242168 Aug 8, 8:55am Aug 8, 8:55am
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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.

Re: GT PARKING BRAKE [Re: hephaestus] #242169 Aug 8, 10:04pm Aug 8, 10:04pm
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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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