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Author Subject: HandBrake adjustment
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Post #1
The handbrake isnt that hard to adjust, Its only a ten minute job and can be done by even the slightist skilled personWhistle

First off Pull the gear gaitor up and leave out the way

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:40
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Post #2
Next undo these two nuts..(10mm)

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:41
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Next pull out the rear tray, and undo these 2 fellas..(T20 torx bit)

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:42
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Right now pull the whole thing up, Should like this, its a tight pull up but should stay there nicely,

The centre cowling doesnt need to be removed as the bit you want is where the ratchet head isCool

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:44
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Now as im kind i DID remove the lot just to show you all whats lurking underneath

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:46
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Under the carpet flap there is this

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:48
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This is the nut you need to tighten (13mm)

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:50
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Now the only way to do this is with an extension bar and ratchet placed like so

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:52
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Post #9
Now the quickest and easist way i found was:

Click the handbrake up 2 clicks, which should be when the switch is pressed and the light comes on.

Tighten the cable up, it doesnt need to be THAT tight,

To test just move the car forward and back alittle to see if its biting, then slacken off to whats needed


Clapping.


Now stick it all back together...

(Useless fact, I did this in reverse, i did it and thought Doh what a great FAQ)

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Posted 20th Feb 2005 at 17:56
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Now the quickest and easist way i found was:

Click the handbrake up 2 clicks, which should be when the switch is pressed and the light comes on.

Tighten the cable up, it doesnt need to be THAT tight,

To test just move the car forward and back alittle to see if its biting, then slacken off to whats needed


Clapping.


Now stick it all back together...

(Useless fact, I did this in reverse, i did it and thought Doh what a great FAQ)


It's all that simple until it ceases and you need to get to the cable after it's left the underside of the car to the rear wheel as found out when MOT'ing a Rover that had ceased and whole cable needs to be replaced and exhaust needs to be moved a day job really.

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Posted 15th Mar 2005 at 23:02
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Post #11
i found that it woz easier 2 jack the back wheels off the ground 2 get the tension rite when doing the hand brake ..

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Posted 10th Mar 2006 at 18:53
rhythmic

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Post #12
Careful not to overadjust this because it seems to pull on wires that run up to the centre console (they're not used on our 3 door cars but if shorted can cause problems!)

Great guide though, found it really helpful!
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