We have a 2006 XLE LTD and I think the parking brake/emergency brake needs adjustment. It used to work fine, but lately there is a lot of travel in the pedal (i.e., I can basically push it all the way down to the floor) and it won't hold the van at all, even on a mild incline.
Is this something that I can adjust myself? Keep in mind that I am not all that mechanically inclined, though I can do simple things. Can I just try to take up the slack in the cable somewhere? Also, isn't the e-brake supposed to be self-adjusting? Is there a good way to kickstart the automatic adjustment process?
Or am I better off taking this to the dealer?