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Handbrake adjustment parking brake seems fully adjusted out how do you release the mechanism after fitting new parking brake shoes?

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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    new shoes, disks put on 2005 XC90. Parking brake isn't working, not holding at all in even the slightest incline. Checked cable, it dosen't seem worn.

  • caveman971 Oct 08, 2008

    If there's any chance you canemail me a pic of how the xc90 handbrake adjuster works... that's be great... Thanx.. Alan

  • johnsteph29 Nov 27, 2008

    My 2006 Volvo XC90 has been back 5 times to bbe sorted with this daft parking brake problem. Basically it has never ever worked properly. When it is eventually due for its first MOT it is surely to fail. I am told by Volvo that there is no adjustment on the back plate but instead is adjustred on the cable. I am quite a strong man, I stand on the brake pedal and it still doesn't hold on a 1 in 8 slope. I think the solution would be a re-call , a total re-design the backplate with proper adjusters with an increase in diameter of the hat part of the disc. I shall be wring to Volvo about this but don't hold your breath they never usually admit to a design problem especially if its about safety. .

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you havent set the rear brakes up properly,slacken off handbrake cable first,remove the rear shoe any side first or both together ,firstly with a small angle grinder flaten the lip thats built up around the edge of the drum ,taking care not to catch the shiney facing.then look at at the handbrake pulling arm and make sure it right the way back onto the shoe .Next the hard part and this is adjusting the the automatic adjuster till as you put drum on their is a slight resistance sliding over shoes but the drum turns with a slight resistance and a bit of noise where the shoes are just catching,Do both side sides and adjust handbrake till you have 3 notches (clicks) .check wheels still turn ok with a slight noise of the shoes dragging .Now footbrake should be firmer and this car will lock back wheels up at 30mph ,and bounce out the brake tester at the annual mechanical inspection

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: parking brake adjustment

the parking brake is adjusted at the brake lever inside the car 10 mm nuts at the base of lever

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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if its rear shoes there is a cog wheel that turns in and out to close and spread the shoes just turn the wheel to make the shoes go in a little at a time and the drum will go back on

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: replace rear brakes adjust handbrake

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

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SOURCE: how do get to and adjust handbrake cable on my 960 volvo

make sure e-brk shoe adjuster is all the way closed. then start adjusting little by little until you can slide disc back on and have a little friction when you spin it by hand, also hope your replacing dics, old one sometime have lots of rust stopping disc from going on anyway good luck and hope this helps.

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SOURCE: bmw e 60 530d 2004 hand brake adjustment

Hi tim to adjust the parking brake shoe is take off one wheel bolt and turn it untill you see the parking brake ajuster ( look like a gear) use torch and flat screw driver. first tight the adjuster untill you cant turn the wheel then undo it for atleast 8 notches

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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Just replaced rear brake shoes--parking brake feels like it is not tight enough when engagaed--


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Before fitting new shoes you should slack off the parking brake cable completely. Locate the adjuster(just follow the parking brake cable. Undo the locknut and slack off the cable.
Remove the rear wheels and drums again. You will find a screw-in type adjuster between the shoes. Turn the adjuster to increase the distance between the shoes. The left and right wheel's adjusters turn in opposite directions to achieve the same result. Fit the drum to see if it slides over the pads easily. Do so until you start having diffyculty sliding the drum over the shoes. Fit the drum and rotate it. You should not hear any scraping or have any resistance on the drum when it is rotated. Refit the wheels. Test the parking brake. If it is still too slack adjust the cable under the car until you when you engage the parking brake it engages fully after 3-5 clicks.

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hi fro uk when you reassembled brake shoes? did you notice the tubular bar just below b/cylinder? it fits between the two shoes and has a toothed wheel on the treaded side(l/h) this is the auto adjuster ie as tooth wheel is rotated it extends the treaded side thus adjusting shoes to drum o/k? this is normally done auto by the small lever below but when fitting new shoes you must adjust this rod with tooth wheel and keep trying drum fitting when you can fit drum /just? fit and press brake to centralise shoes to drum then adjust again if req'd so that drum fits and rotates withh shoes not binding ?? do both sides THENyou willdrums fitted you will feel b/pedal is improved ie less travel on braking ? SO FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS SLACKEN OFF H/BRAKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT /SLACK ? then proceed with the above instruction afterwards if you do as above then you pull h/brake up one notch ? then adust slack from cable to light tension release h/brake and ensure wheels rotate freely when you apply h/brake it should hold on approx four//five notch ? hope this helps

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