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Handbrake Adjustment How do I adjust the handbrake lever travel? adjustment of hand brake on falcon forte required-

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  • warren harvey Aug 21, 2008

    Unfortunately, I have not resolved my problem-adjusting the handbrake lever on a AU Ford Falcon Forte (2001).There is excessive "play" in the handbrake lever before the brakes are engaged. This handbrake still does not hold the vehicle on slopes, the car must be in park. I have looked @ the pads but they seem fine.

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    Adjust parking brake

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    how do I adjust the handbrake

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Site for handbrake adjustment
www.fancyacar.co.uk/car-maintenance/handbrake-adjustment/
goodluck!!!

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    Moses Clive Jul 25, 2008

    1.Pull the lever up just one notch...the handbrake light may or may not be on,the wheels should be free.

    2.Then pull it up another notch,this time the handbrake warning light
    must be on/illuminated and there should be some braking action/binding
    felt if you drive the car forward.

    Note:- The second notch as a further stroke/reach than the first
    notch...First notch 10-20mm second notch around 40-50mm...if you follow
    me?

    3.On the third notch the wheels should be locked up/no movement on the car.

    4.If you want to you can adjust it so you can get 4 notches but please note that the car should be locked up at three notches..


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    Moses Clive Jul 25, 2008

    The proper way to adjust the handbrake is at the caliper

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HERE IS A SIMPLE RULE FOR ALL HAND BRAKES, THE ADJUSTMENT IS CORRECT WHEN THE WHEN YOU FEEL WHEELS START TO DRAG AFTER THE HAND BRAKE CLICKS 3 TIMES, IF THE BRAKE DOES NOT START TO DRAG ON THE WHEELS ON THE 3RD CLICK THEN CHECK THE CABLE FOR POSSIBLE BINDING DUE TO INTERNAL CORROSION, ALSO CHECK THE BRAKE PADS FOR GLAZING, IF THEY ARE SHINY USE 80 GRIT EMORY CLOTH AND ROUGH THEM UP, MAKE SURE ALL PARTS ARE WELL LUBED WITH WHITE LITHIUM GREASE.

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