Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Parking brake system

On-Vehicle Service

PEDAL STROKE

  • When parking brake pedal is operated with the specified force, make sure the stroke is within the specified number of notches. Check by listening and counting the ratchet clicks.

Pedal stroke : Refer to PB-11, "Parking Brake Control".

INSPECTION

  • Make sure the components are attached properly, checking for looseness or backlash.
  • Check parking brake pedal assembly for bends, damage and cracks, and replace if necessary.
  • Check cable for wear and damage, and replace if necessary.
  • Check parking brake warning lamp switch for malfunction, and replace if necessary. Refer to BRC-68, "Diagnosis Procedure".

ADJUSTMENT

  1. Remove the instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Partially engage parking brake pedal to access adjusting nut.
  3. Insert a deep socket wrench to rotate adjusting nut and loosen cable sufficiently. Then, disengage the parking brake pedal.

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM

  1. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool. Using at least two wheel nuts, secure the disc rotor to the hub to prevent it from tilting.
  2. Remove the adjusting hole plug from the disc rotor. Turn the adjuster (1) in the direction (A) as shown using a suitable tool until the disc rotor is locked.

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM

  1. Turn the adjuster (1) back 5 or 6 notches from the locked position in the direction (B) as shown using a suitable tool.

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM

  1. Rotate the disc rotor to make sure there is no drag.
  2. Adjust cable as follows:
  3.  Operate pedal 10 or more times with a force of 490 N (50 kg, 110 lb).
  4.  Rotate adjusting nut with deep socket to adjust pedal stroke to specification.

    CAUTION: Do not reuse the adjusting nut if it is removed.

  5.  With parking brake pedal completely disengaged, make sure there is no drag on the parking brake.
  6.  Install the wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment".
  7. Install the instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation".
    Periodic maintenance

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