Parking Brake Cable Adjust

Martin Pajak martin at
Sat May 3 08:52:33 EDT 2003

> Anyhow, I now am going to look into the PB myself.  After reading the
> Bentley, seems that there is an adjustment nut where the two pb cables
> attach to the rod that goes to the pb lever.  Tightening that should
> take up the slack, taking care that the cams on the rear calipers still
> opens all the way.  (Doesn't seem like a big deal, wonder why the shop
> did not do it).

Bacause in most cases the rod/nut are badly rusted and the rod has a
tendency to twist off right at the nut (be careful).
Then, it's a matter of replacing the actual rod which is available separatly
from the dealer BTDT.

Hope this helps.
Martin Pajak

1983 Audi Ur-quattro (289,000 km) Canadian spec. winter car
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (166,000 km) Euro spec. import ;o)

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