You vehicle’s brake pedal is one of the most important parts of your car. If the brake pedal is set too high or too low, your chances of stopping your car too early or too late can lead to serious injury. Below are the ways on how to adjust the brake pedal height of the vehicle.
INSPECT THE BRAKE PEDAL HEIGHT
Inspect the brake pedal height and know if it is in its proper position. The brake pedal should be an inch higher relative to the gas pedal.
LOCATE THE BRAKE PUSH ROD
You need to determine where the brake push rod is before you can adjust the height of the brake pedal. At the right side of the brake pedal, you would see a rod that is connected to the brake pad level through the floor of your vehicle into the engine.
TAKE OUT THE LOCK NUT
With the use of a wrench, remove the closest nut that connects the brake pedal and the push rod.
ADJUST THE HEIGHT
With the help of 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.
The final step is to tighten the nut that you took out in 3. Be sure that the lock nut is locked tight.
Then you’re good! Do a couple of brake tests at low speed to know if you need to re-adjust the height of your vehicle’s brake pedal before going out for a routine drive.