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How to adjust Honda brakes

When you or a shop services the rear drum brakes on a Honda product improper adjustment can result in brake problems. Here’s where most DIY’ers (and some mechanics) go wrong.

Before you adjust the star wheel adjusters in the rear brake, you MUST back off the emergency brake cable adjustment. That means going into the vehicle and removing the plastic cover on the back of the console so you can access the emergency brake adjuster nut. Back the adjusting nut so no threads are exposed. The brake link should not bind or have any rust on it. THEN adjust the star wheel adjusters. When you’ve put the drums back on, THEN adjust the emergency brake so it is fully applied after 7-11 clicks on the lever.

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