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Fig. 67: Identifying Parking Brake Cable And Parking Brake Lever Assembly
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4. Reinstall the lower brake spring (A).

Fig. 68: Identifying Lower Brake Spring
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5. Clean the threaded portions of the clevis A, and coat the threads of the clevis with grease. Clean the

sliding surface of the clevis B, and coat the sliding surface of the clevis B with grease. Install the
clevis A and B on the adjuster (C) and shorten the clevis A by turning the adjuster.

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Fig. 69: Applying Grease To Clevis
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6. Position the brake shoe adjuster assembly (D) on the parking brake shoes.

7. Reinstall the upper brake spring (E).

8. Install the rear brake disc/drum and rear brake caliper.

9. Do the major parking brake adjustment (see MAJOR ADJUSTMENT (TO BE DONE WHEN

REPLACING PARKING BRAKE SHOES AND AFTER LINING SURFACE BREAK-IN) ).

PARKING BRAKE SHOE LINING BREAK-IN

1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface.

2. Do the major parking brake adjustment (see MAJOR ADJUSTMENT (TO BE DONE WHEN

REPLACING PARKING BRAKE SHOES AND AFTER LINING SURFACE BREAK-IN) ).

3. Press the parking brake pedal (A) with 180 N.m (18.4 kgf.m, 133 lbf.ft).

WARNING:

Do this operation in a safe area.

NOTE:

Do the brake lining surface break-in when replacing shoes with new
brake linings and/or new rear brake disc/drum.

Check the number of parking brake lever clicks. Adjust the parking
brake before lining surface break-in (see MAJOR ADJUSTMENT (TO BE
DONE WHEN REPLACING PARKING BRAKE SHOES AND AFTER
LINING SURFACE BREAK-IN) ).

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Fig. 70: Pressing Parking Brake Pedal
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4. Drive the vehicle for 1/4 mile (400 m) at 31 mph (50 km/h).

5. Stop the vehicle, and release the parking brake for 5-10 minutes to allow the brake disc/drum to cool

down.

6. Repeat steps 4 through 6.

7. Check the parking brake pedal adjustment (see PEDAL FREE PLAY ).

BRAKE PEDAL REPLACEMENT

1. Remove the lock pin (A) and pin (B).

Fig. 71: Identifying Brake Pedal Assembly With Torque Specifications
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2. Disconnect the brake pedal position switch connector (C).

NOTE:

Use a new lock pin whenever installing.

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3. Remove the brake pedal bracket mounting bolt (D) and nuts (E).

4. Remove the brake pedal with bracket (F).

5. Install in the reverse order of removal.

6. Do the brake pedal and brake pedal position switch adjustment (see BRAKE PEDAL AND BRAKE

PEDAL POSITION SWITCH ADJUSTMENT ).

BRAKE HOSE AND LINE INSPECTION

1. Inspect the brake hoses for damage, deterioration, leaks, interference, and twisting.

2. Check the brake lines for damage, rusting, and leaks. Also check for bent brake lines.

3. Check for leaks at hose and line joints and connections, and retighten if necessary.

4. Check the master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage and leakage.

TORQUE SPECIFICATION

NOTE:

Replace the brake hose clip whenever the brake hose is serviced.

Connection

Point

Component

Connected to

Specified Torque

Value

Note

A

Front brake caliper

Brake line

15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

Bleed screw

8 N.m (0.8 kgf.m, 6
lbf.ft)

B

Rear brake caliper

Brake line

15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

Bleed screw

7 N.m (0.7 kgf.m, 5
lbf.ft)

C

4-way joint (without ACC)

Brake line

15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

Brake fluid pressure sensor
(with ACC)

D

Brake hose

Brake line

15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

E

Master cylinder

Brake line

22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

F

VSA modulator-control unit

Brake line (12 mm
nut)

22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

Brake line (10 mm
nut)

15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
lbf.ft)

Flare
nut

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