Under the console, the single cable to the handle joins to an equalizer which connects to the two cables going to the rear brakes. There is no adjustment in that area. The adjustment to the cable doesn't exist. Each rear parking brake is adjusted in drag only.
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Just fixed mine, the handbrake adjuster is attached to the handbrake lever inside the consul, remove the blanking plastic section to the left of the handbrake, near the driver seat, the with a torch see in side to base of handbrake lever, you will see a vertical rod with a 10mm nut (black) adjustment is done here, quater turn at a time. my problem was the rear 2 cables had falled out of the Tee bar at the back, remove the plastic blanking plate in the rear cup holder see 13mm nut, undo this allows the consol to lift slightly, re insert cables etc, i the tied the 2 cables together with cable tie to stop them popping of the tee bar, so far so good
slacken the handbrake cable under the centre consol so the cable is slack then it will just pop out ,if adjuster not their look under the floor behind the heat shroud ,sure its under the centre consol though on this motor think you have to pull the boot of the handbrake and its a ten mill nut with a long deep socket to undo it .Sorry old timers catches up with us in the end and i just do not remember
Hello, My usual Brands are Ford products, but Foreign cars usually use simple, less expensive ways to do things. Assuming the brake pads are good, there should be a cable connected to the handbrake. You would usually pull the handbrake up to engage about 1/4 the way to engagement and lock it there.
Then you would go underneath the car and find the cable that stretches from the handbrake lever to a juction with a second cable. There should be an adjusting thread somewhere at this intersection.
With the rear wheels off the ground, you would tighten the nut on the threads of the handbrake cable until you hear rubbing in the rear brakes. Then get inside the car and pull back on the handbrake lever and you should not be able to move the rear wheels with the handbrake set. You then release the handbrake 100% and the rear wheels should turn mostly without noise.
Now if you can not find an adjustment nut under the car, it is possible the handbrake adjustment nut is under the handbrake cover/boot inside the car. Still use the same process of setting the lever 1/4 engaged and tightening the threaded cable until the rear wheels start dragging.
There really should not be any adjustment necessary, the parking brake is self adjusting. When you first install new pads It may take several puls of the lever to get them set up.
The cables MUST be absolutely free moving, for the system to work.
The adjustment as pads wear is inside the caliper itself and it is automatic, there is a little lever on the caliper and it moves the pads ahead every time it is pulled. This lever can become sticky and not return after it is pulled. you can free it up by removing the lever and then removing the rubber dust sheild behind it. Then you clean and lubricate it. When all is moving freely, the arm should spring back against a hard stop each time the cable is pulled.
There is an adjustment on the cables under the car, just behind the centre console. It normally does not need adjusting unless you replace the cables themselves. To check the adjustment, you need to make sure that the little levers on the rear calipers are fully returned to their rest position, and make sure the handle inside the car is down. Then adjust the nut to take up the slack in the cables.
I dont think that they can screw up the calipers inside. I have had them apart and there is really nothing to bust. I suspect very strongly that the levers on each caliper are not moving freely.
Most places dont understand all this, even the dealers, so they sell you new cables and calipers. I know for a fact that you can make it all work if you get everything moving freely.
1. Raise the vehicle and release the handbrake. 2. De-adjust the handbrake cable.
Remove the locking pin.
Slacken the adjuster locknut.
Slacken the adjuster until the levers on the callipers have returned to their stops.
Paint alignment lines on the lever and caliper
4. Tighten the adjuster until the caliper levers move from the alignment
5. Apply the handbrake to equalise the cable.
6. Tighten the adjuster locknut to a minimum of three clicks and a maximum
of six clicks.
7. Fit a new adjuster locking pin.
8. Lower the vehicle.
The handbrake adjuster is under the centre console behind the lever. If its coming too high, check that the levers at the rear brake calipers are free and moving back to their stop position - they are prone to seizing up on older or little used cars. They can usually be freed off with a bit of lube and working the lever back and forwards. If that dosn't work, unfortunately you'll need new calipers. Do not adjust the handbrake cable unless the caliper levers are at their stops as this seriously reduces handbrake efficiency!
hi to get the pads in you did screw the calipers pistons all the way back and you should have backed the hand brake cable off as well then adjusted the cable afterwards problem with self adjusting calipers is you can adjust the handbrake cable and the brakes are ok until driven then they can bind so try backing the adjustment off on the handbrake [should really change both calipers as a pair to keep the axles brake balance but this is not anything to do with the brakes binding] best of luck paul
theres only two places a adjustment would be the easest way is to lift your handbrake three clicks either under the handle you will see a nut on a threaded bolt turn the nut in until the slack makes tighten hard dont over tighten push button drop handle back down now if the adjustment nut is not under the handle under the car you will see your rear cables going into a single cable all three joined by a adjustment bolt with nut hold with pliers three clicks up on handle turn nut in till slack is gone drop handle back down