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Chrysler voyager drum brakes excess hand brake travel no adjuster how can a take up slack

Removed drums shoes like new . Looked and found no adjuster on hand brake how can I take up slack to much travel on hand brake. Also purchased a gunson pressure bleeder to fit on reservoir any of the tops do not fit do you know of any kit that will or any way I can adapt some thing so I can use a pressure bleeder.

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  • harrico Aug 22, 2008

    failed mot as no reserve travel on voyager. no obvious adjustment anywhere. Also after removing rear caliper and pads how does the drum come off ?. are there brake shoes inside that can be replaced or adjusted.

  • Maurie King
    Maurie King Jan 08, 2014

    There is actually an adjustment BUT it is a pain as it is a spring slack remover UNDER the centre console, You can as I did grind a small amount of metal from the rathet designed to help remove the slack, and this then allows you to manully back of the Handbrake, remove slack from the drums as per normal and then reset the Handbrake, this is a BIG problem for owner\'s required to pass strict inspections regularly.

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I had the same problem with my crysler voyager 1997,a friend of mine who is a mechanic found the problem,it is a self adjuster on the handbrake itself,once drums are adjusted up you need to go to your hanbrake area and you will find a white plastic clip on the bottom of the lever ,once removed you pull up your handbrake a few times and it self adjusts,then put the plastic clip back on,this soved my problem,by doing this my handbrake went from about 13 clicks on max to hold . to about 6 clicks and held perfectly

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  • Haakon Enoksen Sep 11, 2013

    I had the same problem on a 1998. I found the problem to be a rusty part which is inside the drum at the to of the brake shoes. The part that has a small arm exiting the drum and which the cable is connected to. The arm was completely stuck due to rust and after treatment with rust remover everything worked as normal. I also found that the brake handle itself is selfadjusting on my car. Once the handle is lifted, already before the first click, there is a spring system that locks the cable to take away any slack.

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I looked but mine does not have that clip,. I am guessing it may have been lost or removed in the past (as my handbrake never worked since I got the car), Does anyone have a picture of this in situ so that I have an idea of what I need?

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As above, two or four screws hold on the plastic tray around the handbrake, pull that off, pull white clip out, pull hand brake up, literally pull the slack by hand and pull the lever up and put the clip back.

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Yes there are brake shoes in the hub. we have just replaced ours also links and still there is travel. mot just hours away, as failed last time. My hubby is now in pouring rain trying to adjust. Also the lever now only has a few clicks as adjusted cable at lever but still no handbrake at wheels.

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I have read that applying the handbrake sharply (8-10 times) whilst reversing at a crawl will auto adjust the handbrake provided the adjustment at the wheel is correct. I tried this successfully with my 2007 Grand Voyager which has rear disks with internal drums for the handbrake. I was lazy though and didn't check the adjustment at the wheel first. The handbrake travel was greatly reduced and felt tighter. However, at my MOT I found that the handbrake was still ineffective on the offside rear wheel (how could I have known?!) so I had to hunt for the star adjuster on that wheel. There is a rubber bung on the rear face of the wheel/bake plate. Once I removed the bung, due to poor access all I could see was a spring but the star adjuster was just below the spring. I had to blindly turn the star adjuster with a small flat blade screwdriver. By trial and error I found that turning the adjuster downwards increased the handbrake effectiveness on that wheel but not sure if it is the same for the nearside wheel. Do the adjustment with the handbrake off and adjust until its difficult to turn the wheel by hand, then back it off a tiny bit until it is barely catching. Good luck!

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I have a 2003 voyager. It has been for an Mot and no advisors apart from failed on hand break. They said it didn't hold efficently. Took it to the garage who said it needed adjusting. Charged me to adjust and told me to go for a retest. It failed again on exactly the same problem but this time the Mot tester commented that it was actually worse than the previous test a couple of days earlier before the mechanic had adjusted it. The garage are now saying I need new shoes and disks but the Mot tester said there is nothing wrong with my breaks themselves . Does anyone have any ideas what's going on? I need the car for work and have now been without it a week

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I had the same problem on a 1998. I had some slack of the cables and initialy tried to add some spacers to take up the slack. I found the problem to be a rusty part which is inside the drum at the top of the brake shoes. The part that has a small arm exiting the drum and which the cable is connected to. The arm was completely stuck due to rust and after treatment with rust remover everything worked as normal. I also found that the brake handle itself is selfadjusting on my car. The cable connection drum inside the handle is spring loaded to take up slack. Normally the drum can move freely. Once the handle is lifted, already before the first click, there is another spring system that locks the cable drum so that it moves together with the handle and keeps the cable tight..

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Chrysler voyager se 2000 with hand brake on after ten mintues rolled down a hill in to luckily a skip,(the skips fine) the bonnet and front number plate and grill broken. how and why did this happen any advice, and ideas on cheap replaicements....

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