This article covers P4-Eagle, SMT-Summit Utility, NEV
NOTE: Correct parking brake operation should be confirmed before
adjustments are made to cables and mechanical linkage.
Check that corrosion has not caused excessive resistance in the
operation of the brake cables. If corrosion is present, replace cables
before performing adjustments.
Lift up the parking brake handle to monitor the amount of travel.
The handle should click or ratchet two or more times before resistance
is felt and the parking brake is set. If the brake handle rises
in excess of 3-1/2” from its original down position, brake cable and
linkage adjustment is required as follows:
1. Parking brake rod linkage is connected to the brake equalizer,
located under the seat (Figure 5-12).
2. Loosen jam nut securing the brake clevis to the rod. Turn adjusting nut to shorten or lengthen rod as required, then re-tighten jam nut.
nut to shorten or lengthen rod as required, then re-tighten
3. Recheck parking brake operation to confirm adjustment.