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How to Make Parking Brake Adjustments in a Chevy Cobalt

by Contributor

Make parking brake adjustments to your Chevy Cobalt easily from inside the vehicle. Avoid taking your Cobalt to the mechanic shop. Save yourself some time and money adjusting your parking brake at home. All you need are a few simple tools and a way to raise your Chevy Cobalt rear wheels. Adjust your Chevy Cobalt when the brake does not hold the car in park when parked on a slope.

Step 1

Remove the cover over the console with a screwdriver. Locate the parking brake lever inside the Chevy Cobalt, between the driver's seat and the front passenger seat.

Step 2

Locate the adjuster nut on the two rods sticking out from the back of the console. Use your wrench to adjust the nuts on and use your pliers to hold the rods. Move the adjuster nut and then test the Chevy Cobalt.

Step 3

Raise the Chevy Cobalt rear end using your jack. Then support the rear wheels with the jack stands, placing them under the car.

Step 4

Test the rear wheels for any tension in the wheels by moving spinning them around. They should spin easily if there is no tension. Reverse the adjuster nut inside the vehicle using your pliers or wrench if you find tension in the rear wheels.

Lower your Chevy Cobalt using the jack and remove the jack stands that are supporting the rear wheels.

Items you will need

  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Jack and jack stands

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