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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi there, you will need to slacken of the cable adjuster just next to the handbrake lever under its gaiter, jack up the vheicle and remove the rear wheels, remove the rear brake drums, clean and adjust the brake shoes also remove any dust from the drum, if the shoes are worn out they will need replacing, with the drums removed check everything is working freely by getting someone to operate the handbrake lever as you visually inspect the shoes you should see them moving backwards and forwards, if not then strip down and free off, i would advice doing one side at a time so you always have a point of referance to work from. check the wheel cylinder is free and not leaking, if so replace. adjust the brake shoes and refit the drums, once this is done readjust your hanbrake cable so it comes up 3-4 clicks, if this seems a little dawnting your local garage should be able to do you this job for a small fee, hope this helps
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
SOURCE: brake dragging
had this before no end of times,their is a sprung piece of steel on the opposite side to the adjusting lever and you have left it off.drill a hole through backplate in line with adjuster and remove the auto adjuster,then when you service vehicle adjust through hole in back plate.simple is best
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Here is what I could find, hope it helps.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
The following procedure is a general procedure for console removal. You may have to modify or skip certain steps depending upon your vehicle.
Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the retainers, unplug the connector, then remove the console door
Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of a typical console mounting
Posted on May 04, 2009
dear in most cases it will be very hard to reach adjuster but there is another way to get ur hand brake better
1- lift jack "big one"
2- proper wrench
3- car supports for safety
4- screw driver
now u have to do the following:-
1- lift up the car from the rear middle but be sure it is in NORMAL gear and hand brake is down
supports for front tires is highly recommended
2- remove both of your rear wheels put wheels under the car as if suddenly car fall it will fall on tires and nothing bad will happen
3- put car supports and both sides of rear Axle for more safety
4- now u can see your brake discs, near center of brake discs u will find a removable knob remove it by screw driver and see in side u will see the hand brake clutch push it by ur screw driver towards the center of the wheel until the maximum u can get
5- repeat last step for the other brake disc
6- restore the knob push it hard using screw driver
7- fix ur tires back, remove supports, lower the car and u r as good as new
hope this will help
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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