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I was riding with a friend today and when we parked, the e-brake went all the up. It needs to be adjusted and I was wondering how to go about doing so? I like to try things out myself before taking cars in and I thought that I could give it a try. I told him that we could try to do it together...so does anybody know how to go about doing so? <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Redshark....The cable needs to be adjusted. Overtime, the cable is stretched out from pulling the brake up and down. I am not sure how you would go about doing it yourself. But I wouldn't try it out. You screw something up, the brake might not work at all. And if the car is a standard transmission, then you are really up shits creek! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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There are 3 different adjusters. One is in the trapdoor in the center console cubby, but it is actually easier to just yank the whole cente console.

Then there is one adjuster at each rear brake.

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Was this om your car or your friends?
If it your car take it in for waranty or do what Random said.

If it is your friends car, then what does he drive?

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Thanks guys for the responses. It's not my car, it's my friends car and he already took it in. LOL he has a civic...don't hate him. It's NOT a ricey civic at all so don't start. <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>LOL he has a civic...don't hate him. It's NOT a ricey civic at all so don't start.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=1 id=quote>

Some times ya gotta make an exception , But once he adds some rice to the honda then I suggest you forget all about him....hehe jk

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civics do not have rear disc brakes so just take out the drum, adjust the thingy(like a dial) and then adjust the pads or whatever u call them(usually push Upward) then close the drum

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Actually if it does have rear drum brakes all you have to do is back up (slowly) and hit the brakes hard. Do this a few times and the rear brakes will self-adjust. This may or may not help the e-brake.

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yeah lantra I agree, but so far so good. <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle> Thanks MST and CG for the help, but he already went ahead and took it in to the dealer. I think that they gave him a pretty good deal for it.
 

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Don't mess around with the brakes because if you start playing around with them, you will need to get them re-balanced. Failure to do so will cause you brake pads to wear unevenly.

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