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Posted: 01 May 2006 at 01:14 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

remove BOTH hand brake cables, after slackening back the adjuster.

then with the engine idling press the foot pedal 10 times.

readjust the cable to 4 'clicks'

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Posted: 01 May 2006 at 01:15 | IP Logged Quote Prizam

Intresting... sounds like a trick for anouther day tho. lol

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Posted: 13 August 2006 at 23:16 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

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Posted: 14 August 2006 at 01:47 | IP Logged Quote alfthealfa

I'll give this a go got to do left side cable this week
is the adjuster under the gater
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Posted: 07 October 2006 at 21:58 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

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Posted: 07 October 2006 at 22:03 | IP Logged Quote sjbrophy

given the saga with my ABS, I won't be changing the pads unsupervised , but I'll be sure to pass on your advice to the competent people, while they send me off to make tea!

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Posted: 08 October 2006 at 12:35 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

This morning I followed the procedure in the 1st post...went for a drive with the h/b full slack....brakes are now BRILLANT ..... well the pads fade after 8 or 10 hard stops but the 8 intial stops were perfect.

I then adjusted the h/b to 4 "clicks".... both weheels drag on the wet road ... nearly caught me out
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Posted: 17 July 2007 at 22:10 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

bump for newbies or anyone replacing rear pads
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Posted: 18 July 2007 at 00:54 | IP Logged Quote AndyB

BB, can you give more details of how you adjust the handbrake? Do you need to jack up the rear and adjust till wheels lock?
Also, is the engine running when you press the pedal with cable disconnected?
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Posted: 18 July 2007 at 09:13 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

no wheels off, just slacken the h/b adjuster
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Posted: 18 July 2008 at 22:15 | IP Logged Quote Sam37

Pat I tried this after I fitted the new cables,didn't really make any difference, I couldn't get the rear wheels to drag even on wet ground. Could it just be that my rear brakes are crap?

I fully slackened the adjuster.

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Posted: 18 July 2008 at 22:17 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

they pads need to be hot.... tbh mine doesn;t awlays drag but the arse of the car should 'sag'
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