Hi all, does anyone know where the adjuster is for the parking brake,
on the 2006 Civic. Our model is the hybrid, with drum brakes in the
The dealer has set it too tight for my taste at a recent brake
service: now it barely gets to the first click of the lever and it's
locked. With the back wheels raised and parking brake off, one wheel
turns freely, but one is scraping a little for about half of the
revolution, and comes to a stop.
I suspect our mileage is suffering a bit since that brake service, but
not sure, we're doing a lot of short trips lately.
I know a little resistance is not unusual, and that it will loosen up
in time, from experience with other hondas. I phoned the dealer back
and they've said bring it in and they'll loosen it, and that it will
loosen. Also, the mechanic said if I wanted to do it myself, the
adjuster is "at the back of the drum". I've had a look and that
doesn't seem to be the case.
I have a shop manual on order, but in the interm, for my curiosity:
Anyone know where the adjuster for the parking brake is? In the center
console? Our old honda's alway's accessed it by taking out the rear
passenger ashtray, but our new civic hybrid looks to have an
unimpenatrable center console. Is it in there, and do you have to pull
the whole dang thing out? Or is it hiding somewhere back at the drum
Any info greatly appreciated!