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Pinpoint Tests

PINPOINT TEST A : THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT APPLY

TEST CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS
A1: CHECK PARKING BRAKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT
  1. Release the parking brake and measure the gap between the lever and the caliper.
  • Is the gap 1.2mm?

Yes  Vehicle OK

No REFER to: Parking Brake Cable Adjustment (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, General Procedures).

A2: CHECK FUNCTION OF PARKING BRAKE ON BRAKE CALIPER
 
  1. Raise and support the vehicle on a lift with the parking brake fully applied.

REFER to: Lifting (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).

With the aid of another technician, release the parking brake and check the operation of the brake cables and levers.

  • Are the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) parking brake levers moving a similar distance?

Yes CHECK the other causes such as conventional brake system components. REPAIR or INSTALL new components as necessary.

No REFER to: Brake Caliper (206-04 Rear Disc Brake, Removal and Installation).

TEST the system for normal operation.

A3: CHECK FOR WORN BRAKE SHOES OR PADS
 
  1. Inspect the brake shoes or pads for excessive wear.

REFER to: Specifications (206-00 Brake System - General Information, Specifications).

Are the brake shoe linings or brake pads OK?

Yes GO to A4.

No INSTALL new brake shoes or pads.

REFER to: Brake Pads (206-04 Rear Disc Brake, Removal and Installation).

TEST the system for normal operation.

A4: CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARKING BRAKE CABLES
 
  1. Inspect the parking brake cables and conduits for damage, rust or fraying.
  • Are the parking brake cables and conduits OK?

Yes CHECK for other causes such as loose parking brake control or conventional brake system components.

No REPAIR or INSTALL cables and conduit as necessary. TEST the system for normal operation.

PINPOINT TEST B : THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT RELEASE

TEST CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS
B1: CHECK PARKING BRAKE CONTROL
 
  1. Raise and support the vehicle on a lift with the parking brake fully applied.

With the aid of another technician, release the parking brake and check the operation of the brake cables and levers.

  • Did the parking brake release?

Yes CHECK the other causes such as conventional brake system components. REPAIR or INSTALL new components as necessary.

No GO to B2.

B2: CHECK PARKING BRAKE CABLES
 
  1. Loosen the parking brake cable tension.

Rotate the rear wheels by hand.

  • Did the rear wheels turn freely?

Yes INSTALL a new parking brake control.

REFER to: Parking Brake Control (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, Removal and Installation).

TEST the system for normal operation.

No GO to B3.

B3: CHECK FRONT PARKING BRAKE CABLE
 
  1. Disconnect the parking brake front cable and conduit from the rear brake cable and conduit at the equalizer.

Rotate the rear wheels by hand.

  • Did the rear wheels turn freely?

Yes INSTALL a new front parking brake cable and conduit.

REFER to: Parking Brake Rear Cables (206- 05 Parking Brake and Actuation, Removal and Installation).

TEST the system for normal operation.

No GO to B4.

B4: CHECK REAR PARKING BRAKE CABLES
 
  1. Disconnect the parking brake at the rear brakes, one at a time.

Rotate the wheel affected by the disconnected parking brake.

  • Did the wheel turn freely?

Yes INSTALL a new parking brake control lever on the rear drum brakes or caliper assembly on rear disc brakes.

REFER to: Parking Brake Control (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, Removal and Installation) / Brake Caliper (206-04 Rear Disc Brake, Removal and Installation).

TEST the system for normal operation.

No REFER to: Brake System (206-00 Brake System - General Information, Diagnosis and Testing).

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