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How do i adjust handbrake on ford escort MK4 van

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Good day;
After you put it all back together did you drive the car in reverse then apply park brake? If not give this a try, just use your hand park to stop the car, these should fix the problem,Let me know how you made out.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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Seems like your rear brakes are staying stuck in locked position when you release the E-brake. Try to adjust the e-brake from under the car first. If that does not work then remove the rear drum, and there is a adjustment bolts. Turn it a few turns put back on the drum and try again.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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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.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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There is an allen key bolt located on top of the actual pedal under the dash board, as you turn it you will see the pedal move.

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SOURCE: bmw e 60 530d 2004 hand brake adjustment

Hi tim to adjust the parking brake shoe is take off one wheel bolt and turn it untill you see the parking brake ajuster ( look like a gear) use torch and flat screw driver. first tight the adjuster untill you cant turn the wheel then undo it for atleast 8 notches

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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How do i replace my hand brake cable on my ford falcon XH ute


wait a bit ....is it rear disc or rear drums on that ute

will assume its under dash hand brake pull lever tyoe

the disc setup may have single cables for each rear
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if your XH it is close to the XE and XF set up drums
a complete one line loop cable outer and inner
with plastic grommets along the back chassis rail ( they break )
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hand brake cable is a shorty

undo the adjustment thread
just below the hand brake cable point up somewhere above the gearbox
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after new cable fitted
drums are adjusted with the old school way with the handbrake adjuster tool
handbrake cable adjusted

then the handbrake handle when pulled out to hold needs14 plus clicks
comes out a long way for some weird reason
on drums
if cable adjustment is done wrong onrear drums the handbrake cable will come loose in the drum as you drive along

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Parking brake - 1990 Ford Escort Lx


check whether the handbrake cable is working or not. Jack it up on stands and pull handbrake. then the wheel which is the problem strip it and check it inside even asking someone slowly slowly to pull the hand brake and watch to see what is working and what is not, probably the retainers are not working or no collect thickness of brake shoes etc.

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Spongy brake pedal on 2003 Frod escort zx2.


loosen of the hand-brake adjustment and press the brake pedal a few times to self adjust the rear brakes.
Re-tighten the handbrake adj last.
Front brake sounds like a seized caliper,If possible remove caliper and clean and lubricate the piston.
This may work but replacement caliper may be the only other solution.Make sure the caliper slides are also clean and lubricated and the brake pads are in good order.(TRY THIS FIRST)
Also new brake shoes can make the pedal feel spongy for a couple of hundred miles until they have been run in.

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The switch that detects when the handbrake is pulled is either loose and jiggling around or the handbrake cable is loose and allowing it to move enough to hit that switch. That's not safe, you need to have it looked at.

Sep 17, 2009 | 2002 Ford Escort

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you eather put your foot on the brake and put it in gear and it pops out or you have a handle that releases it under the dash.

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There could be a loose connection where it reads when the hand break is up. So it may be loose you would have to take apart your center consol where your handbreak is located and tighten up the sensor to see if that is infact the problem. But it really couldn't be anything else from my point of view

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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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Golf MK4 Handbrake blocking


Seems like your rear brakes are staying stuck in locked position when you release the E-brake. Try to adjust the e-brake from under the car first. If that does not work then remove the rear drum, and there is a adjustment bolts. Turn it a few turns put back on the drum and try again.

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There should be some sort of adjustment for the hand brake either in the drum or in the linkage/handle. I doubt the cable has stretched because if they start stretching they usually snap and since it does eventually hold that eliminates that as a possibility. How long ago did you take it to nationwide. Because this is something they should have checked for after repair was completed and adjustment made as a standard procedure. If it hasn't been that long take it back, calmly and politely tell them they forgot to adjust the linkage and chances are they will adjust without charge. In my opinion they had better not charge because this was a careless overlook by the mechanic and could have caused an accident or injury had the car been parked on a slope and started to roll. By the way did the handbrake work fine before brake repairs were made?

Apr 03, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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HI THERE DES DAVIES BEFORE YOU GO ADJUSTING H/BRAKE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS THAT UNDERNEATH AT BACK PLATE WHERE BRAKE DRUMS GO OVER MAKE SURE THAT H/BRAKE IS OFF (BLOCK WHEELS) & CHECK THAT PLUNGER ON BACK PLATE DOES NOT PUSH THROUGH IF IT DOES THEN REAR BRAKES NEED ADJUSTED YOU WILL THEN NEED TO SLACKEN OFF H/BRAKE ADJUSTMENT UNDERNEATH CAR(NYLOCK SCREWS)ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THIS REMOVE DRUMS & ADJUST BRAKE SHOES OTHERWISE YOU WILL STILL HAVE A POOR H/BRAKE.

Jan 04, 2009 | 1990 Ford Escort

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