You can adjust the parking brake on your 1992 to 1995 Honda Civic right from your home garage, saving you time and money. You only need a few simple tools that most backyard mechanics have on hand already. You can tell when it is time to adjust your parking brake when the Honda starts to slip when you are parked downhill and have engaged the parking brake.
Tools Used: Tools, Phillips screwdriver, Wrench, 4 wheel chocks, Jack, 2 jack stands
Adjust the Parking Brake
Look for the covers on the screws that hold the center console cover on top of the parking brake. Remove those covers using a Phillips screwdriver then remove the screws underneath. Push the console cover back and up to lift it off of the parking brake. Find the parking brake cable and the adjuster nut attached to it. Use a wrench to tighten the nut. Put wheel chocks in front of and behind the front wheels of your vehicle. Put the jack under the rear end of the Honda and raise the vehicle up high enough to slide jack stands under the vehicle, next to both rear wheels. Lower the car onto the jack stands.
Verify your adjustment by lifting up on the parking brake until it clicks twice. Spin the rear wheels to make sure there is some resistance. Pull up four more clicks on the parking brake lever. When you try to spin the rear wheels, they shouldn’t move at all. Raise up the Honda using the jack, remove the jack stands and lower the vehicle to the ground. Remove the wheel chocks from behind the front wheels. Place the center console back on and tighten the screws with the screwdriver. Put the covers back on top of the screws.