adjusting handbrake

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RX_EJA
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adjusting handbrake

Post by RX_EJA » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:02 pm

I know simply job i should know how to do it but cant see to find where to adjust it from, going to have a good look on the weekend would save me some time if anyone could give me some tips

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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by TOOL » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:24 am

Have a feel around the handle. There's a nut that fits over the end of the cable where it meets the handle tighten it and it will pull the cable up.
It should self balance, unless something is binding. You can grease the grommets under the car if it is binding.
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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by RX_EJA » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 am

TOOL wrote:Have a feel around the handle. There's a nut that fits over the end of the cable where it meets the handle tighten it and it will pull the cable up.
It should self balance, unless something is binding. You can grease the grommets under the car if it is binding.

thank you, its just a little high and not holding to well on a hill

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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by TOOL » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:32 am

Yeah, just nip it up then.
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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by ian65 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:59 am

unscrew the plastic cover from around the handbrake lever and you'll see the adjuster
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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by myatt1972 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:53 pm

If its not holding well I would be looking at the caliper end.
Make sure the levers on the calipers are returning to the stop when the handbrake is off, could be the lever siezing.

If it only needed adjustment it would still hold well but with the lever in a higher position.
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Re: adjusting handbrake

Post by RX_EJA » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:55 pm

thanks another job added to the list! getting abit pissed off now

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