Dodge Journey: Installation

1. Guide the trailing end of the parking brake cable along the inboard side of the axle trailing arm up to the rear brake caliper. Make sure the cable is routed between the brake line and the trailing arm.

Brakes
Fig. 216: PARKING BRAKE CABLE AT LEVER

2. Pull the parking brake cable strand (1) outward from the cable housing and hook it onto the caliper lever (2).

Brakes
Fig. 217: PARKING BRAKE CABLE AT BRACKET

3. Push the excess cable strand back into the cable housing, then insert the cable housing (3) into the mounting bracket (1) until the retainer fingers (2) lock into place. Make sure both fingers are engaged preventing removal of the cable from the bracket.

Brakes
Fig. 218: CABLE AT LEFT TRAILING LINK

CAUTION: Before installing bolt (1) in the following step, it is especially important to clean the threads and apply Mopar Lock AND Seal Adhesive or equivalent.

4. If servicing the left rear cable, position the cable routing clamps (3) against the axle trailing link and:

  1. Install the upper mounting bolt (1) securing the trailing link (and cable routing clamp) to the knuckle. Tighten the mounting bolt to 60 N.m (44 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the bolt (2) attaching the other cable routing clamp to the axle trailing link. Tighten the bolt to 28 N.m (21 ft. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 219: CABLE AT RIGHT TRAILING LINK

CAUTION: Before installing bolt (1) in the following step, it is especially important to clean the threads and apply Mopar Lock AND Seal Adhesive or equivalent.

5. If servicing the right rear cable, position the cable routing clamps (3) against the axle trailing link and install the upper mounting bolt (1) securing the trailing link (and cable routing clamp) to the knuckle.

Tighten the mounting bolt to 60 N.m (44 ft. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 220: RIGHT CABLE AT CROSSMEMBER

6. If servicing the right rear cable, route the cable over the rear axle (if equipped with AWD) along the front of the rear suspension crossmember. Position the four routing clamps on the rear crossmember and install the screws. Tighten the screws to 6 N.m (55 in. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 221: PARKING BRAKE CABLE ROUTING LOOP

7. If servicing the left rear cable, place the routing loop (3) over the studs on the vehicle underbody near the trailing link forward mounting point and install the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts to 6 N.m (55 in. lbs.).

8. Insert the right rear cable (2) through the lower loop of the cable routing loop (3).

Brakes
Fig. 222: TIRE AND WHEEL MOUNTING

9. Install tire and wheel assembly (1). Install and tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 135 N.m (100 ft. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 223: PARKING BRAKE CABLE EQUALIZER

10. If servicing the left rear cable, pass the leading end of the left rear cable (2) through the upper hole in the intermediate bracket (1). Press the cable housing through the hole until the fingers on the retainer lock it into place.

11. If servicing a vehicle equipped with a foot lever:

  1. Connect the parking brake cable equalizer (4) to the three parking brake cables (2, 3, 5) and reset the cable tension.
  2. Lower the vehicle.

Brakes
Fig. 224: CABLE EQUALIZER/TENSIONER

12. If servicing a vehicle equipped with a hand lever:

  1. Connect the parking brake cable equalizer/bent nail tensioner (4) to the three parking brake cables (2, 3, 5).
  2. Remove any slack from the parking brake cables by pushing the front cable strand forward into the housing until slack is removed.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Reset the hand lever cable tension and verify check operation of the parking brake.

13. Check operation of parking brakes.

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