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Handbrake Issue

Post by Incognito » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:00 pm

My handbrake pulls all the way up all way now as in, no more clicks left,and on a steep hill it won't hold the car. Am I right in thinking that there's a simple adjustment at the handbrake itself, inside the car?

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Kit » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:32 pm

Yes

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Incognito » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:57 pm

Kit wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:32 pm
Yes
Could you run an idiots guide by me please Duncan :D

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Kit » Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:27 pm

Paul,
Realty, you need to check the operation of the rear braking system, as a first step.
You have new callipers , so adjusted them up correctly first.
Check you haven’t a broken handbrake cable :o :o
( very likely if you have that much travel, on the lever.)

If you need new cable, change both, & get them from the same supplier/manufacturer. Often aftermarket ones may be slightly different lengths to the OME one’s.
This causes problems to a fellow member :roll:

The cables are ‘part’ hidden, behind the exhaust shield :x
These needs to come off if there are going to be changed.
Remember there’s a short cable from the lever, to the two cables that lean to the wheels. These cables are ‘handed’

In the car, if there’s any slack, to be taken up.
Pop the black cover on the top of the lever off.
You see a 10mm nut on the tread of the short cable , tighten this down, 10 mm deep drive socket required.
Test the operation of the hand brake, wheels off the ground, both wheels should hold on 3 clicks.

If you happy the cables are sound, try the last step.

Kit

Do I see a road trip coming up :)

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Micron » Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:08 pm

Or speak nicely to Duncan :lol:
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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by jrh » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:49 pm

With that much handbrake travel it is almost certainly due to the brake pads nearly worn away .

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by cpt black » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:55 am

Sounds like the short handbrake cable has snapped Paul

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Kit » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:30 am

jrh wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:49 pm
With that much handbrake travel it is almost certainly due to the brake pads nearly worn away .
Nop :!:
Full brake service was carried out a few months ago

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Kit » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:32 am

cpt black wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:55 am
Sounds like the short handbrake cable has snapped Paul
Take the black bit off the top of the Handbrake lever, & see if the adjuster bolt is loose

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by cpt black » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:22 pm

Have ago Paul ;) i have all 3 cables here as believe i owe you :lol:
Have new Front here and two new Rears all you do on the rears is
take the bracket off the rear cable and reverse bracket on cable and
job done l/R ,as long all 3 spigots match no prob,s
Kev

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