How to Make Parking Brake Adjustments in a Mazda6

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Make parking brake adjustments on your Mazda 6 using the dash light as a guide for the adjustment measure. You need to adjust your parking brake when your car starts to slip when parked on a hill, and this is a repair you can make yourself. Use this technique to make parking brake adjustments for your Mazda 6 from the year 2004 or newer.

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Things you need

  • Wrench or pliers
  • Jack and jack stands

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  1. 1

    Start your Mazda6 engine. Press on the brake pedal and release it three or four times. Turn your car's engine off.

  2. 2

    Remove the center console cover from between the driver's seat and the front passenger seat by taking off the hooks and lifting the cover.

  3. 3

    Use your wrench or pliers to adjust the adjusting nut. Turning the adjusting nut around the cable to adjust the parking brake lever.

  4. 4

    Pull the brake lever up one notch. Turn on the engine and verify the parking brake warning light turns on. Release the parking brake lever.

  5. 5

    Raise up your Mazda6 with a jack and support the rear wheels with jack stands. Verify the rear wheels turn freely when the parking brake lever releases.

  6. 6

    Lower your Mazda6 using the jack and remove the jack stands from the rear wheels. Replace the center console cover and put the hooks back into place by hand.

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