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How do i adjust the handbrake on my mx3 its the 1.8 v6 with rear disc brakes

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    thanks for the help

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Theres only two places a adjustment would be the easest way is to lift your handbrake three clicks either under the handle you will see a nut on a threaded bolt turn the nut in until the slack makes tighten hard dont over tighten push button drop handle back down now if the adjustment nut is not under the handle under the car you will see your rear cables going into a single cable all three joined by a adjustment bolt with nut hold with pliers three clicks up on handle turn nut in till slack is gone drop handle back down

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Slacken off the handbrake and then go under the car and locate the handbrake arm where the cable goes too,undo the top 14mm bolt and remove under there you will see a hex bolt,turn until tight and repeat on other side,re-tighten cables from under hand brake lever,sit back and smile you just saved yourself a garage bill
hopee this helps
Keith

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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I just replaced rotors on my 2003 Santa Fe, There are 2 phillips screws in the rotor that must be removed. There is an auto adjuster on bottom of brakes. That inspection hole is very small! Sometimes you must tap a hammer around the drum to loosen the rust. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: replace rear brakes adjust handbrake

The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.

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