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I adjusted handbrake shoes but lever is still very long

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First make sure that both cables are good, jack rear wheel and apply emergency brake then see if both wheels lock up, this test is to make sure both cables are working, if there good then adjust the e brake handle at the handle, theres an adjusting nut at the rear of handle this is done from inside the car,

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