Replaced handbrake lever on focus,and steel cable has disconected
I have a focus 2001 i snaped my handbrake lever so have bought a new one and when replacing it the steel cable has come undone so it is connected to my new handbrake handle with about 6inches of steel cable left i cant see where it makes a connection about,would apreciate any advice on how to reconect it and where aboutit is you get access to connect to rear cable thanks
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lf you follow the route of the cables under the car then pull on the left and right outer cables one or the other should come apart failing that it will probably be a break in the handbrake lever....Hope this help`s..
remove the back brake drums ,slacken handbrake cable then run a mini grinder around the lip on the edge of the drum .Then adjust the auto adjusters manully so when the drum is push on it just goes on ,tap with a hammer all around the drum to level the shoes and if need be adjust up a bit more ,then when finished re-adjust the cable so you have three notches on handbrake lever
The adjustment that you touched on the cable shouldn't be touched. Well it really only gets adjusted when new cable/s are installed or if after the drum brakes are adjusted and there is still play in the cable, then it is adjusted.
1. Raise the vehicle and release the handbrake. 2. De-adjust the handbrake cable.
Remove the locking pin.
Slacken the adjuster locknut.
Slacken the adjuster until the levers on the callipers have returned to their stops.
Paint alignment lines on the lever and caliper
4. Tighten the adjuster until the caliper levers move from the alignment
5. Apply the handbrake to equalise the cable.
6. Tighten the adjuster locknut to a minimum of three clicks and a maximum
of six clicks.
7. Fit a new adjuster locking pin.
8. Lower the vehicle.
The handbrake adjuster is under the centre console behind the lever. If its coming too high, check that the levers at the rear brake calipers are free and moving back to their stop position - they are prone to seizing up on older or little used cars. They can usually be freed off with a bit of lube and working the lever back and forwards. If that dosn't work, unfortunately you'll need new calipers. Do not adjust the handbrake cable unless the caliper levers are at their stops as this seriously reduces handbrake efficiency!
hi there, you will need to slacken of the cable adjuster just next to the handbrake lever under its gaiter, jack up the vheicle and remove the rear wheels, remove the rear brake drums, clean and adjust the brake shoes also remove any dust from the drum, if the shoes are worn out they will need replacing, with the drums removed check everything is working freely by getting someone to operate the handbrake lever as you visually inspect the shoes you should see them moving backwards and forwards, if not then strip down and free off, i would advice doing one side at a time so you always have a point of referance to work from. check the wheel cylinder is free and not leaking, if so replace. adjust the brake shoes and refit the drums, once this is done readjust your hanbrake cable so it comes up 3-4 clicks, if this seems a little dawnting your local garage should be able to do you this job for a small fee, hope this helps