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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I've got an issue with a parking brake pedal that doesn't return all the way to the released position so the parking brake idiot light stays on in my '69 Z28. Purchased a parking brake pedal return spring but can't seem to figure out where to hook it up. HELP anyone...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 19, 08:00 AM
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This the spring you are talking about?
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Re: parking brake pedal

thanks for the reply Kieth, but the spring in your pic is to return the parking brake handle to the start position (my car has that spring and works properly). I'm talking about the foot pedal not returning all the way up so that the idiot light goes out. Don't know if there's a spring missing under the dash or somewhere under the car?
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Check your adjustment for the parking brake cable under the car. If it is loose, you will not have tension on the pedal. This could make a worn pedal droop down causing the switch to not make contact.

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Re: parking brake pedal

There's good pics in this thread. In post #6 you'll see the cable spring forward of the yellow arrow
compressed against the frame rail as it passes through the rail. You may just need to simply adjust
the cable(s) (yellow arrow).

https://www.camaros.net/forums/16-br...ake-cable.html

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Re: parking brake pedal

Thanks, Kieth !!
I'll try making the adjustments you suggested ,BTW great pics, let you know how it works out
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Re: parking brake pedal

Good suggestions given AFTER you've brake spooned the rear brakes.
Meaning manually adjust the rear brakes with a brake spoon and have the shoes barely drag against the drum(s), as in hearing them drag.
Then adjust emergency pedal for full engagement after 8 clicks (industry standard)
Then adjust switch flapper on pedal.

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Re: parking brake pedal

Everett is correct. Be sure the rear brakes are adjusted prior to adjusting the parking
brake cable. I see Brain added the pic I referenced from the thread I linked to in my
earlier post.

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