Repair a parking brake yourself with this simple Letsfixit guide.
The first thing you will want to do is make some small adjustments. With time, parking brake systems tend to wear. A parking brake system is made with a bunch of pulleys and cables. These cables will and do stretch over time. First, check your service manual to make sure you are making the adjustments correctly. When you make the adjustments, you will tighten the cable, or remove the additional ‘slack’.
Replace Broken CableReplacing a broken cable is a fairly easy and straight forward process for any slightly skilled person.Put the car up in the air using jacks and a jack stand. Pull a part the braking system to expose the end of the brake cable. Remove all the mounting hardware so that you can get to the individual cable. Then, lightly free the cable from the calliper. Remove the existing cable from all the attachment points on the interior of the vehicle. This is not a difficult process but can require a little patience and moving things around from side to side.Once you have the path of the cable fully traced, disassemble any trim necessary. This will give you an ability to get access to the bottom of the parking brake handle. Remove the interior parts of the cable. Pull the cable out from underneat the car.Following the same process, you can add the new cable. Trace your path in reverse and add the trim back, as needed.