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Adjusting Chevy Cavalier Parking Brake

Q. I want to know where can I make my parking brake adjustment on my 1997 Chevy Cavalier Z-22. There is a hollow panel that blocks the view of the brake.

  • 1997 Chevy Cavalier Z-22
  • Manual transmission
  • ABS brakes
Adjusting Chevy Cavalier Parking Brake


First check the adjustment of the rear brake shoes. I know they are self adjusting but usually they are loose. There should be a cable under the car with an adjusting nut on it. Take a couple of turns at a time. Some adjusters are accessed down through the slot where the parking brake comes through the console or there is an adjuster on one of the rear brake cables.

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