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Landrover Hand Brake Problem

Recently when I apply the handbrake, the system began screeching very badly. I asked my landrover garage to check it out but they could fine no problem!! .Today my handbrake locked on and rendered the vehicle unmovable. (Landrover talked me through how to deploy the emergency release cable (it's a small wire cable that sits under the removable cover directly behind and beneath the handbrake switch- just remove the plastic cover and using part of the wheel jack tool, hook this cable and give it a right old tug - this releases the handbrake and got me mobile Today they have told me it will require a complete replacement of the handbrake system at 700 quid!!!!! nice one land rover. (my vehicle ran out of warranty in Jan) clearly reading these posts its a common Disco 3 issue!!!

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It's not too late to try this:
With a normal handbrake, you can remove some screws around the handbrake covering. The screws are sometimes well hidden so you have to look around.
When you get the covering off, there are two adjusting nuts at the rear of the handbrake. Turn the nuts until you can get "5 clicks" on the handbrake to set the brakes.
Some jack up the car while doing this so they can rotate the wheels by hand to feel when the brakes touch the pads.
Hope this helps

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I'm guessing you do not require help anymore..
Anyways.. The sound d could stop when the brake pads are changed.

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