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Handbrake adjustment Approximately every 6 months my 1995 honda civic requires it handbrake to be adjusted. Historically I have managed to tighten and improve the tension by adjusting at the console. Is this the correct method or am I just delaying the need to have the situation reviewed down at the rear calipher end??

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Look under car where cable from lever attaches to split plate to operate cables for each wheel. there is a spring loaded rod there that can be adjusted with 2 wrenches. one to hold the rod and the other to move adjustment nut assembly. chris

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