Brakes & ABS


Pedal Height
1. Loosen the brake switch locknut, and back off the
brake switch until it is no longer touching the brake
2. Loosen the pushrod locknut, and screw the pushrod
in or out with pliers until the standard pedal height
from the floor is 218 mm (8.6 in). After adjust-
ment, tighten the locknut firmly.
3. Screw in the brake switch until its plunger is fully
depressed (threaded end touching the pad on the
pedal arm). Then back off the switch 1/2 turn, and
tighten the locknut firmly.
CAUTION: Check that the brake lights go off
when the pedal is released.
NOTE: Do not adjust the pedal height with the
pushrod depressed.
Parking Brake
1. Remove the console mat, the four screws and the
console box.
NOTE: After rear brake caliper servicing, loosen
the parking brake adjusting nut, start the engine,
and depress the brake pedal several times to set
the self-adjusting brakes before adjusting the brake
Block the front wheels before jacking
up each side of the car.
2. Raise the rear wheels off the ground.
3. Make sure the lever of the rear brake caliper con-
tacts the brake caliper pin.
4. Pull the parking brake lever up one notch.
5. Tighten the adjusting nut until the rear wheels drag
slightly when turned.
6. Release the parking lever, and check that the rear
wheels do not drag when turned. Readjust if
7. With the equalizer properly adjusted, the rear
brakes should be fully applied when the parking
brake lever is pulled up 10 to 14 clicks.