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    My parking brake isn't engaging anymore. 88 Hatch. Is there an adjuster on the handbrake, under the console?
    I drive a Prius.... and an 88 Mustang GT. Guess which one is more fun.

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    If I remember correctly, the handle is self adjusting. You are going to have to get under the car and take a look at the center cable that attaches to the handle. I think that cable has a threaded rod that can be adjusted. It's been awhile since I've looked at e-brake cables though so I don't remember for certain. I bought ebrake cables for my car but still haven't installed them after I did a rear disc brake swap lol.
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    Only stock adjustment is in the handle itself self adjusting.
    Rear discs you weld the self adjusting feature and add the adjustable link and different rear cables.



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    you may have to adjust the rear drums, or the cables are seized. i finally replaced my old cables last year now my parking brake works
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    The hand brake still barely works at full pull, I guess, but nothing to stop the car from moving on a slight incline. It was a rather sudden change. Probably original drums and maybe they are super worn or I broke a cable? I'll climb under there when I get a chance and try to find that adjuster. I have pretty much all I need to make a change to rear disc except for some things to hook up the lines and actually knowing what I'm doing. Probably should just put time into that.
    I drive a Prius.... and an 88 Mustang GT. Guess which one is more fun.

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