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2002 HONDA CIVIC EX: STANDARD TRANSMISSION..WAY UP & REAR BRAKES..4.0L

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I HAVE A 2002 HONDA CIVIC EX STANDARD TRANSMISSION TWO DOOR NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ADJUST PARKING BRAKE BECAUSE WHEN PULL ON PARKING BRAKE HANDLE GOES ALL THE WAY UP & REAR BRAKES ARE STILL GOOD

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2002 Honda CIVIC 4.0L VETEC

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  autodoc_2000 replied 11 years ago.


  1. Pull the parking brake lever (A) with 196 N (20.0 kgf, 44.1 lbs.) 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: 6 - 7
  2. Adjust the parking brake if the lever clicks are not within the specification. Adjustment 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.


  1. Block the front wheels, then raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
  2. Remove the console cover.

  3. Pull the parking brake lever up one click.

  4. Tighten the adjusting nut (A) until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.
  5. Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.
  6. Make sure the parking brakes are fully applied when the parking brake lever is pulled up fully.
  7. Reinstall the console cover.


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