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Jaguar s type auto 2002 electronic handbrake

Hi being auto i dont use the h brake at all i took the car for its mot when they tried the brake it would not work however after a few attempts it did but a very low reading then it would not release after a few attempts it did then a warning appeared on the dash h brake fault i tried to drive the car and the dash started to bleep and the rear brakes were binding slightly the car was put on the ramp again the cables to the rear wheels seemed slack the calipers were tapped to see if they were stuck but seemed ok i drove the car away and the bleeping had stopped but the dash was still showing hbrake fault the car is still in a garage at the moment but i dont think they are getting anywhere with it all the fuses are ok i think it could be mec fault rather than elec can you help please

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Hi most people look at the cables and think just because they are loose that it is not the problem. This is not the case, the problem that you are having is directly related to the cables at the rear calipers where the cable mounts is a pivot point with a arm that the cable mounts to moisture settles in this pivot point and rusts they have to fix the pivot point where they connect. Most shops will bleed a customer to try to get you to fix all of the things that it could be instead of the most obvious. Tell the shop doing the work to check the pivot point and return spring it can only be one of the two.

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Had a similar problem with a 2004 jag. The handbrake can ''lose'' its calibration due to low battery or glitch in the computer ......... try disconnecting the battery for 15 mins - letting all elec systems drain down.
then reconnect battery. apply footbrake and then with foot still on brake operate handbrake switch on ............ this worked for me .... hope it does for you.

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