How to Make Parking Brake Adjustments in a Chrysler Sebring

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Adjust your Chrysler Sebring parking brake adjustment if your car has a drum brake or disc in drum brake system. Save yourself time and money by skipping the mechanic and doing it yourself. Use these instructions on Chrysler Sebring models, Convertible or Sedan, from 1995 to 1998 and 2001 through 2005. Adjustment of the parking brake on the 1999-2000 Sebring Convertible isn't necessary.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

    Drum Brake

  1. 1

    Remove the center console that surrounds the hand parking brake. Locate this inside the car between the driver's seat and the front passenger seat.

  2. 2

    Use your pliers to unscrew the nut to loosest point, to release the cable.

  3. 3

    Start the engine using your key and then press down on the foot brake with your foot.

  4. 4

    Pull up on the hand parking brake and release. Count how many clicks it takes and stop pulling up on the hand parking brake lever when you are at three to five clicks.

  5. 5

    Screw the adjuster nut close to the metal plate, leaving no space.

  6. 6

    Replace the center console.

    Drum to Disc Brake

  1. 1

    Repeat Steps 1 and 2 of Section One.

  2. 2

    Use your screwdriver in the adjustment hold to turn the adjuster the direction of the arrow. Then turn the adjuster five notches in the opposite direction to set the parking brake.

  3. 3

    Pull up on the hand parking brake and release. Count how many clicks it takes and stop pulling up on the hand parking brake lever when you are at five to seven clicks.

  4. 4

    Screw the adjuster nut close to the metal plate, leaving no space. Replace the center console.

Tips and warnings

  • Adjustment of the parking brake on the 1999-2000 Sebring Convertible isn't necessary. These models have an automatic adjustment feature that depends on the correct installation of the rear drum brake shoes.
  • Standard clicks on hand parking brakes for cars with rear drum brakes are five to seven clicks. Standard clicks on hand parking brakes for cars with rear disc brakes are three to five clicks.

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