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Failed mot on handbrake and service brake on 1999 rover 620 diesel,new calipers fitted last year, how do i adjust

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The handbrake is an actual cable to the rear brakes. You can try adjusting the read brakes by baking up then hitting them hard to actuate the adjuster, the cable should have an adjuster in it that can be tightend to take up any slack and make it hold better.

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