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Old 16-05-2005   #1
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Handbrake Adjustment

Just fitted pads, shoes and handbrake cable. Brakes need bleeding again they spongy. Had to fit a mew master cylinder one side was siezed. Handbrake cable is a tough one. Got the cable to the tightest possible place yet i can pull 7 clicks and don't get resistance till the fourth. Sure this aint right.
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

sure you've routed it right? And you sure the handbrake levers are on properly? If so, I'd get a new cable mate!lol
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Its a new cable. Sure its routed right cos i just pulled the old one out and put the new one back in the same place
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Once you've bled the footbrake , you'll need to adjust the handbrake cable . If you get underneath the car , you'll find the adjuster just behind where the handbrake comes through the floor , right above the hot exhaust pipe!!

Just take up the slack until you have about 2 clicks of free travel .Make sure the wheels rotate freely with the handbrake off .

Too much free travel and no reserve travel are both MOT failures .

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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Thats what i am saying. The cable is at the max end of adjustment and it's still not tight enough by a long way. Would it be possible that i have a cable too long
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

is yours a late cinq? Does the handbrake adjustor system look like it does in the haynes manual. there was talk a while ago of two different types of cable, i dont remeber if it was the sei having a different cable.

If you have a late cinq, and the adjustment mech doesnt match that of haynes - then you have a sei handbrake adjustor.

Or i could be talking poo, i remeber reading it - but not paying too much attention.
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It deffo looks like the one pictured in haynes
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Yes, Arc's right later Cinqs 97 and 98 with the seicento type steering wheel also have a different brake lever and need a different cable. I know becaus I had to change mine on my old cinq.

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nope hes on a P reg with the cinq style steering wheel.
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

When I called for my handbrake cable, they asked for my chassis number to make sure the cable was right. Did they do that with yours? sounds like that could be the issue. Other than that, my money would have to be on the handbrake levers not being on correctly
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Have a read through this just for information

https://www.fiatforum.com/showthread...dbrake+mystery

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bit late for this message but just for future refrence for other fiat cinquencento drivers if the hand brake is a new cable and properly adjusted and still moves then its the back shoes on the back wheel need adjusting and simple as that as that was the trouble with mine now there all good
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

hmm nope completely true, as there are a longer and a shorter cable.

and adjusting the shoe, you are only trying to centre the shoe.
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

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hmm nope completely true, as there are a longer and a shorter cable.

and adjusting the shoe, you are only trying to centre the shoe.
No, you are adjusting the shoe on the friction adjusters.

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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

hmm .. is that. that wee hole on the shoe, u put something in it ??

What does the friction adjuster do ? I never really understood it when i did mine

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