How to Make Parking Brake Adjustments in a Hyundai Santa Fe

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You can adjust the parking brake in your Hyundai Santa Fe easily which will save you time and money. Adjust your parking brake when your Hyundai Santa Fe starts to slip down the slope in park position. Use these instructions for your 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Things you need

  • Jack and jack stands
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench or pliers

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  1. 1

    Raise your Hyundai Santa Fe rear wheels in the air using your jack and support both rear wheels with your jack stands.

  2. 2

    Move the parking brake lever up one click or notch. Locate the parking brake lever on the inside of your Hyundai Santa Fe between the drivers sear and the front passenger seat.

  3. 3

    Remove the center floor console around the parking brake lever. Use your screwdriver to remove the screws holding the console down.

  4. 4

    Tighten the adjuster nut found at the end of the parking brake cable rod. Move the rear wheels and verify the rear wheels have a slight resistance after the adjustment.

  5. 5

    Release the parking brake fully to the floor of the Hyundai Santa Fe and verify the rear wheels are able to turn freely around.

  6. 6

    Pull up on the parking brake lever to the upright position and verify the rear wheels do not move.

  7. 7

    Replace the center console cover with your screwdriver. Lower your Hyundai Santa Fe using the jack and remove the jack stands from the rear wheels.

Tips and warnings

  • This guide is based on information for your 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. Check your owner's documentation for your specific model year for the right tools, methods and parts for your Hyundai Santa Fe.

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