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Adjusting Parking Brake Shoes

Has anyone here successfully adjusted their rear parking brake shoes?

Since we bought our van, the parking brake pedal will go nearly to the floor whenever I set the parking brake. I have been wanting to adjust the parking brake, and I look at it every time I rotate the tires. The first step is to adjust the shoes in the rear brake discs using the star wheel adjuster. The problem is, I can't find that star wheel to save my life. I take the little rubber plug out of the rotor, and I shine a flashlight in there as best I can and search for the star wheel. I have looked at every "clock" position, and every angle, through the little hole, and I can't find the star wheel.

Is there some trick to locating the star wheel? According to the service manual and video's I've seen online, the star wheel should be located at about the 6 o'clock position. I just can't find it even after looking for an hour.

Has anybody else successfully adjusted these? If so, where did you find the star wheel? Or, is there some other trick?

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Maybe I can remember to respond to this later but, I will try and find time myself to look for the adjuster weather permitting, as my parking brake is a little weak as well.
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According to the FSM adjuster is accessed through a hole in the rotor (different from other cars, which usually have a hold behind the hub).

http://www.kisedona.com/parking_brak...ures-1269.html

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According to the FSM adjuster is accessed through a hole in the rotor (different from other cars, which usually have a hold behind the hub).

Kia Sedona: Parking Brake Assembly Repair procedures - Parking Brake System - Brake System - Kia Sedona YP Service Manual

Yes, I know this. However, you need to turn the rotor so that the access hole lines-up with the star wheel inside the hub. Where is the star wheel? 6 O'Clock position? 12 O'-Clock position? Somewhere else? I took the plug out of the access hole and looked through the hole while slowly rotating the rotor through a full 360 degrees. I can never see the star wheel through the hole.

Has anybody done this successfully? At what "clock" location is the star wheel?

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looks like it may be around the 6' o clock from the pictures
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just adjusted mine, they were up top, on the rt side it was more to the 1 o clock and to 11 on the left side. I have a 2015 model if this helps. you will need to shine a light to look for it in case it is not there.
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just adjusted mine, they were up top, on the rt side it was more to the 1 o clock and to 11 on the left side. I have a 2015 model if this helps. you will need to shine a light to look for it in case it is not there.


Mine is also a 2015, so they should be in the same place. I thought I remember seeing something there when I was looking, but I spent more time looking around the 6 oíclock position, where they are located on other vehicles Iíve owned. Thanks, next time I rotate the tires Iíll look again.


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