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I have a Ford Cougar 2.5V6 W reg and the handbrake is too high and not holding.I have cleaned calipers and tested cables.Ihave been told that i have to tighten an alen key bolt within the caliper to achieve the correct handbrake position please can you tell me if this is true and where it would be located.many thanks

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Usually the adjustment is in the cables, either at the e-brake handle or at the caliper. I don't know of an adjustment on the caliper itself. Take a look at each rear caliper and see if it looks like something is broken off or missing. Something integral to the system may have just flat out broken off.

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Under the console, the single cable to the handle joins to an equalizer which connects to the two cables going to the rear brakes. There is no adjustment in that area. The adjustment to the cable doesn't exist. Each rear parking brake is adjusted in drag only.

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I know that it's a jag, and I know you are trying to be perfect, but in over thirty years, I've never seen a tech put a torque wrench on a caliper bolt. If you really want to I'd use about 35-40 foot pounds. (I go by bolt diameter) You don't have to slam them down but you don't want them to back out either. A bit over 35 is reasonable and should not damage anything and will keep them secure!
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SOURCE: waht size allen key to remove front brake calipers

On my Golf 1.9TDI (2005) both top and bottom Calliper fastenings have a 7mm Allen bolt thus you will need a non standard 7mm Allen Key not 12 point

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take a pair of pliers and hold the inter side of the guide and turn the bolt. the bolts is only 8mm w x 25mm L. this will allow you to remove the calipers.

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