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Hand brake needs adjusting where is the adjuster

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  • stabilo590 Jan 18, 2009

    The handbrake lever is too high when applied. How do you adjust it back to a lower postion? I have no haynes manual!

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After a brake job pressing the brake pedal causes a meal on metal click seemingly from the forward of fire wall.
After driving for a few miles the sound will not duplicate until it cools down.

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  10. Check the brake system operation by making several stops while driving
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