Dodge Journey: Installation

FOOT OPERATED PARKING BRAKE LEVER

Brakes
Fig. 234: FOOT LEVER MOUNTING

1. Position the parking brake lever (1) over the mounting studs, against the left lower cowl (3).

2. Install the three mounting nuts (2). Tighten the nuts to 28 N.m (21 ft. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 235: WIRING AT PARKING BRAKE LEVER

3. Connect the wiring connector (2) at the parking brake indicator lamp switch on the parking brake lever (1).

Brakes
Fig. 236: CABLE HOUSING RETAINED IN LEVER

4. Insert the lever end of the front parking brake cable through the mounting hole in the parking brake lever (2). Slide it through until the cable retainer fingers on the end of the housing (1) lock in place. Make sure all fingers are engaged preventing removal of the cable from the bracket.

Brakes
Fig. 237: CABLE BUTTON LOCATED IN LEVER

5. Pull the button on the end of cable strand out of housing and route the strand around the cable guide, then rotate the cable strand up and align the cable with the slot in lever mechanism (1). Slide the cable button (2) into the slot and rotate the cable down into mounted position with the cable inserted into the guide on the mechanism.

6. Slide any extra cable back into the cable housing. This can be easily done by pulling on the trailing end of the front cable strand that is now under the vehicle.

7. Install the front parking brake cable floor pan seal into the access hole in the floor pan.

8. Reposition the carpeting back down on the floor.

Brakes
Fig. 238: STEERING COLUMN COVER REINFORCEMENT

9. Install the steering column cover reinforcement (1) using the four mounting screws (2).

10. Install the steering column opening cover.

11. Install the lower cowl trim.

12. Install the left front door opening sill scuff plate.

13. Raise and support the vehicle.

Brakes
Fig. 239: PARKING BRAKE CABLE EQUALIZER

14. If the original parking brake lever is being reinstalled, reconnect the parking brake cable equalizer (4) and reset the cable tension.

15. If a NEW parking brake lever is being installed, connect the parking brake cable equalizer to the cables, then remove the pin locking the lever mechanism spring tension at the lever.

16. Lower the vehicle.

17. Apply and release the parking brake lever (pedal) one time. This will seat the parking brake cables.

18. Check operation of parking brake lever and parking brakes.

HAND OPERATED PARKING BRAKE LEVER

Brakes
Fig. 240: HAND LEVER MOUNTING

1. Position the parking brake lever (1) on the shifter bracket (4).

Brakes
Fig. 241: HAND LEVER MOUNTING VERTICAL BOLT

NOTE: When installing the vertical mounting bolt in the following step make sure to capture the ground strap (2) with the mounting bolt (1) before installation.

Brakes
Fig. 242: HAND LEVER MOUNTING

2. Install the two horizontal (5) and one vertical (2) mounting bolts. Tighten the nuts to 20 N.m (15 ft. lbs.).

Brakes
Fig. 243: HAND LEVER PARKING BRAKE SWITCH

3. Connect the wiring connector (2) at the parking brake indicator lamp switch (1).

Brakes
Fig. 244: CABLE MOUNTING TO HAND LEVER

4. Install the mounting screws (3) fastening the front cable (4) to the side of the parking brake lever (1). Tighten the mounting screws to 28 N.m (21 ft. lbs.).

5. Route the cable strand around the lever cable guide and start the adjusting nut (2) on the end of the cable stud. Do not install the nut any further than having the threads flush with the top of the nut before the next step is performed.

Brakes
Fig. 245: CABLE EQUALIZER/TENSIONER

6. Make sure the cables (2, 3, 5) are connected to the cable equalizer/bent nail tensioner (4) at the intermediate bracket (1) under the vehicle.

7. Reset the hand lever cable tension and verify check operation of the parking brake.

Brakes
Fig. 246: HAND LEVER COVER MOUNTING

8. Install the cover on the side of the parking brake lever.

Brakes
Fig. 247: CENTER CONSOLE

9. Install the floor center console.

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    FOOT OPERATED PARKING BRAKE LEVER 1. Release the parking brake. 2. Raise and support the vehicle. 3. Manually release the parking brake cable tension. 4. Push the front cable strand into ...

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