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how to adjust parking/emergency brake?
I had a brake job done on my 1991 k1500 the other day and I asked if they could adjust the parking brake. They said that it is ajusted all the way out except that it still goes to the floor (which is wrong right?)
I looked at that threaded adjuster and sure enough it is like 2 threads from being off. I read in my hayes manual that you are suspose to click the brake down like 4-5 clicks and then adjust that adjuster. The cable gets tight, but not super tight.
I am wondering how to exactly do this the correct way so the parking brake works better. They told me "cable stretch" but I don't buy it. The parking brake worked before but it still went to the floor, but it did grab a bunch better. My dad's chevy astro van (1989) thing grabs like no other. I want to adjust mine as much as I can.
Please let me know how to do this.