How to Adjust Brake Pedal Height How to Adjust Brake Pedal Height
You vehicle’s brake pedal is one of the most important components of your vehicle. If the brake pedal is set too high or too low the possibility of stopping your car too soon or too late can result in serious injury. Below are the steps on how to adjust the brake pedal height of your vehicle.
Step 1-Check the Brake Pedal Height
Check the brake pedal height and determine if it is in its proper position. The brake pedal should be an inch higher relative to the gas pedal.
Step 2-Look for the Brake Push Rod
You need to know where the brake push rod is before you can adjust the height of the brake pedal. At the right side of the brake pedal is a rod that is connected to the brake pad level through the floor of your car into the engine.
Step 3-Remove the Lock Nut
Using a wrench, remove the closest nut that connects the brake pedal and the push rod.
Step 4-Adjust the Height
Using a pair of pliers, twist the push rod clockwise to increase the height of the brake pedal; if you need to lower the brake pedal you can do it by twisting the push rod counter clockwise.
Step 5-Lock Nut
The last step is to tighten the nut that you removed in step 3. Make sure that the lock nut is locked tight.
There you go! Do a couple of brake tests at low speed to check if you need to re-adjust the height of your vehicle’s brake pedal before going out for a routine drive.