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Old 12-23-2005, 12:23 PM
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parking brake check & adjustment

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Pull the parking brake lever (A) with 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf) of force to fully apply the parking brake. The parking brake lever should be locked within the specified number of clicks (B).


Lever locked clicks:

With rear disc:
6 to 9

With rear drum:
4 to 7


Adjust the parking brake if the lever clicks are not within the specification.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:24 PM
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NOTE: After servicing the rear brake shoes, loosen the parking brake adjusting nut, start the engine, and press the brake pedal several times to set the self-adjusting brake before adjusting the parking brake (with rear drum brake).

Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

Remove the center console.

Pull the parking brake lever up one click.
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Tighten the adjusting nut (A) until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.

Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.

Pull the parking brake all the way up, and make sure the parking brakes are fully applied.

Reinstall the center console.
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I did this.. and now my brakes squeal like mad!!! =(
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Maybe a little too tight?
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no.. i think i just need new rotors... =P
last time I had them turned, it was pretty badly warped... and I've had about 78000 km on them already... I think I will put up with the noise, and change the rotors after winter...
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i found out how to do this when i installed my comptech short shifter. now my ebrake actually works. thanks to tightening it!!
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Princess,
can you post instructions on how to remove center console?
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It's been posted several times....here it is again...
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Does anyone know how to remove a 2008 Accord sedan e-brake handle?
I'm having the gear shift knob leather wrapped and I would also like to have the e-brake leather wrapped.

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Old 04-28-2009, 06:16 AM
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Can't get the handle instructions... which usually means it's obvious... here's the center console instructions.
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Just as a note, it is not necessary to remove the entire center console in the 2003-2007 Honda Accords in order to adjust the e-brake.

Honda provides an access panel at the back of the console that may be removed to adjust the brake.

1) Remove the two exposed screws at the rear of the center console, one on each side of the console, that are down and close to the floor. They are the only exposed screws you will see at the back of the console.

2) Using your fingers, gently pry evenly on both sides of the rear center console cover, starting from the bottom up. there are several alignment tabs up the sides, and two clips at the top, near where the center console lid attaches to the console.

3) Once the panel pops free, you will be able to see the adjuster underneath the center console bin, by looking up under the console. You may wish to use a light to make it more visible. Using a 12MM socket, and an extension, you can adjust the parking brake without removing the center console.

4) When finished, installation of the access panel is the reverse of removal.

Here is a link to an image on Majestic Honda that shows the rear panel clearly:

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...tcgry5=CONSOLE

It would be represented by part #11 or #12 respectively.
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Instructions are very helpful. Went through this over the weekend, because I had no parking brake. Raised the rear and found the left wheel spinning freely and the right wheel held pretty firmly. Had about 50% of left pads left and hardly any on the right side. Replaced both calipers, pads and rotors but found right side still engages more aggressively than left. I backed it off to where I still have parkng brake effect but it's all from the right and engagement is not within specs.

Any idea what could be causing this?
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Just as a note, it is not necessary to remove the entire center console in the 2003-2007 Honda Accords in order to adjust the e-brake.

Honda provides an access panel at the back of the console that may be removed to adjust the brake.

1) Remove the two exposed screws at the rear of the center console, one on each side of the console, that are down and close to the floor. They are the only exposed screws you will see at the back of the console.

2) Using your fingers, gently pry evenly on both sides of the rear center console cover, starting from the bottom up. there are several alignment tabs up the sides, and two clips at the top, near where the center console lid attaches to the console.

3) Once the panel pops free, you will be able to see the adjuster underneath the center console bin, by looking up under the console. You may wish to use a light to make it more visible. Using a 12MM socket, and an extension, you can adjust the parking brake without removing the center console.

4) When finished, installation of the access panel is the reverse of removal.

Here is a link to an image on Majestic Honda that shows the rear panel clearly:

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...tcgry5=CONSOLE

It would be represented by part #11 or #12 respectively.
Thanks for the link. I was actually looking for the rear panel.
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Parking brake only works half

HELP PLEASE!!
My parking brake was very loose, every time I pulled it I'd hear over 12 clicks and the handle ended up being really high! However the driver's side wheel still wouldn't lock. So I checked and tightened the adjusting nut by following the procedures that were posted before. Now, the brake handle feels tighter and lower. The pasenger's side wheel would be locked in just 4 or 5 clicks. Unfortunately, there is still NO change to the driver's side. Even if I pulled the brake handle for 8 or 9 clicks, the driver's side wheel would still spin freely like lottery spinner
What could cause this problem? And what should I do?
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