Adjusting Emergency Brake
NEWS
 

  1. Welcome to Honda CR-V Owners Club - Home General discussion forum for Honda CR-V

    Welcome to Honda CR-V Owners Club - Home - a website dedicated to all things Honda CR-V.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Honda CR-V Owners Club - Home today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Adjusting Emergency Brake

  1. #1
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brewster, NY
    Posts
    26

    Adjusting Emergency Brake

    Does any one know how to adjust the emergency brake cable on a 2004 CR-V? I looked underneath the vehicle but could not find the adjustment for the cable.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CR-V Owners Club
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Racine, WI
    Posts
    15
    I don't know if it's the same as a 2005, but on the 05, you slide the driver's seat all the way forward and pull the carpet up to expose a plastic "box". Remove the plastic cover and you'll see the single cable coming from the e-brake handle and the two cables coming from the rear wheels, attached together by a bracket of sorts.

    1) Remove the return screen from the bracket
    2) Get the back wheels off the ground (jack stands).
    3) Pull the parking brake lever out one click.
    4) Adjust the adjuster nut on the end of the single cable until you can feel the rear brakes start to drag when you turn the tires.
    5) Release the parking brake and verify the brakes no longer drag.
    6) Reinstall the return spring and the plastic cover under the driver's seat and put the CRV back on the ground.

    I don't know that much about brakes, I'm just looking at the service manual and trying to paraphrase what they say in their instructions. I'd scan the page for you, but my scanner isn't functioning this morning for whatever reason.

    Hope this helps....

    JB
    2005 Nighthawk Black Pearl CRV SE
    2006 Amazon Green Metallic Ridgeline RTL w/Moonroof and XM Radio

  4. #3
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brewster, NY
    Posts
    26
    JB, Thanks I will have to check that out. The 2005 should be the same, I think the 05 and 04 are the same mechanically.

  5. #4
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1

    Great directions

    This worked perfect for my wife's '02 CRV. Thanks for the directions.

  6. #5
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    89
    Would this be the same for a 2008?

  7. #6
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Middle of Nowhere
    Posts
    39
    Not sure if its the same for the 08, however for the 02 there are two ways to adjust the E-brake.

    There is the "minor adjustment" which can be done as described above, and there is the "major adjustment" which is done at the rear drum brake (its inside the rear rotors). The manual says that your e-brake should be working between 5 and 9 clicks of the lever. If its substantially over that you would need to do the "major adjustment."

  8. #7
    crv|oc Rank: Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    89
    Ah, now I see why I'm confused. I have a 'push on, push off' pedal for my e-brake, not a handle. I wonder if the maintenance for adjust my brake still applies?

  9. Remove Advertisements
    CR-V Owners Club
    Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. Emergency Brake adjustment
    By rkedz in forum Maintenance and Service
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-05-2009, 08:59 PM
  2. adjusting rear brake?
    By domake in forum Maintenance and Service
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-13-2009, 09:17 PM
  3. First Emergency Maneuver
    By jpod in forum Under The Hood / Performance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 11:34 PM
  4. Parking/Emergency Brake Adjustment on M/T
    By ctridgeline in forum Maintenance and Service
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-19-2008, 02:54 PM
  5. Moonroof emergency closure
    By bobgal in forum Problems & Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-18-2007, 08:44 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2