Adjust The Ebrake On A Honda Civic

Emergency brake to be adjusted

Adjusting the e-brake on your 1995 Honda Civic will ensure accurate breaking under emergency situations as well as normal parking use. Failing to adjust your e-brake, better known as the parking brake, can cause malfunction in its use and does not allow the rear brakes to properly adjust on your 1995 Honda Civic.


1. Support the front wheels using a wood block. Raise the rear wheels using a jack. Place a jack stand on each side beneath the frame in the rear of the vehicle.

2. Screwdriver used to remove screws

Remove the console by using a screwdriver to unscrew the screw covers, screws and parking brake trim cover.

3. Nut to be adjusted

Pull the parking brake lever up two notches. Tighten the adjusting nut using the adjustable wrench until the rear wheels slightly drag when they are turned.

4. Release the parking brake lever two notches and check for drag of the rear wheels. Re-adjust if rear wheels drag when they are turned.

5. Torque wrench used to check for proper engagement of the brake pedal

Using the torque wrench, engage a force of 66 lbs. to the emergency brake pedal. The brake pedal should engage in 3-5 notches.

6. Reinstall the console and lower the vehicle.

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