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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: handbrake adjustment
HI THERE DES DAVIES BEFORE YOU GO ADJUSTING H/BRAKE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS THAT UNDERNEATH AT BACK PLATE WHERE BRAKE DRUMS GO OVER MAKE SURE THAT H/BRAKE IS OFF (BLOCK WHEELS) & CHECK THAT PLUNGER ON BACK PLATE DOES NOT PUSH THROUGH IF IT DOES THEN REAR BRAKES NEED ADJUSTED YOU WILL THEN NEED TO SLACKEN OFF H/BRAKE ADJUSTMENT UNDERNEATH CAR(NYLOCK SCREWS)ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THIS REMOVE DRUMS & ADJUST BRAKE SHOES OTHERWISE YOU WILL STILL HAVE A POOR H/BRAKE.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
You have to adjust the break off the back caliper. however most cars have self adjusters. My guess is that you used your E brake alot and stretched the cable that goes to it.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.
Posted on May 16, 2009
SOURCE: ford bantam handbrake adjustment
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
Posted on May 31, 2010
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