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Fig. 3: Identifying Brake Pedal Position Switch
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2. Lift up the carpet. At the insulator cutout, measure the pedal height (B) from the left side middle of

the pedal pad (C).

Standard pedal height (with carpet removed): 178 mm (7 in.)

3. Loosen the pushrod locknut (A), and screw the pushrod in or out with pliers until the standard pedal

height from the floor is reached. After adjustment, tighten the locknut firmly. Do not adjust the pedal
height with the pushrod pressed.

Fig. 4: Adjusting Pushrod Length With Torque Specifications
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Brake Pedal Position Switch Clearance

4. Lift up on the brake pedal by hand. Push in the brake pedal position switch until its plunger is fully

pressed (threaded end (A) touching the pad (B) on the pedal arm). Then, turn the switch 45 «clockwise
to lock it. The gap between the brake pedal position switch and the pad is automatically adjusted to
0.7 mm (0.028 in.) by locking the switch. Make sure the brake lights go off when the pedal is
released.

Fig. 5: Identifying Brake Pedal Position Switch Clearance
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5. Check the brake pedal free play.

PEDAL FREE PLAY

1. With the engine off, inspect the play (A) on the brake pedal pad (B) by pushing the brake pedal by

hand.

Free play: 0.5-2.0 mm (0.02-0.08 in.)

Fig. 6: Checking Pedal Free Play
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2. If the brake pedal free play is out of specification, adjust the brake pedal position switch (C). If the

brake pedal free play is insufficient, it may result in brake drag.

PARKING BRAKE INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT

INSPECTION

1. Press the parking brake pedal (A) with 294 N (30 kgf, 66 lbf) of force to fully apply the parking brake.

The parking brake pedal should be locked within the specified number of clicks (B).

Fig. 7: Pressing Parking Brake Pedal With Torque Specifications
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2. Adjust the parking brake if the pedal clicks are not within the specification.

After installing new parking brake shoes and/or new brake disc/drum, make sure you drive the vehicle
for «break-in» (see PARKING BRAKE SHOE LINING BREAK-IN ).

MINOR ADJUSTMENT

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

2. Release the parking brake pedal fully.

3. Press the parking brake pedal (A) 1 click.

NOTE:

Minor parking brake pedal adjustments (1 to 2 clicks) can be made with
the adjusting nut. If a larger adjustment is required, follow the major
adjustment procedure using the adjuster at the parking brake drum.

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Fig. 8: Pressing Parking Brake Pedal
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4. Tighten the adjusting nut (A) until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are rotated.

Fig. 9: Identifying Adjusting Nut In Parking Brake Pedal
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5. Release the parking brake pedal fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear

wheels are rotated. Readjust if necessary.

6. Make sure the parking brakes are fully applied when the parking brake pedal is pressed all the way.

MAJOR ADJUSTMENT (TO BE DONE WHEN REPLACING PARKING BRAKE SHOES AND
AFTER LINING SURFACE BREAK-IN)

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

2. Release the parking brake pedal fully.

3. Back off the adjusting nut (A) in the parking brake pedal.

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