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Old 03-05-2007   #1
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Handbrake Adjustment

Hi guys, I'm a newbie here, after reding for many months!

One burning issue I need to sort is how to adjust the handbrake cable on my doblo, as when I pull it on its almost vertical!!! The rear cylinders and shoes were replaced last september by my local con of a dealership and am loathed to take it back there!!

many thanks and look forward to more active use on this forum.

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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

How many miles has it done?
It may need a new cable if there's that much travel on the lever. There's usually only a little adjustment on a handbrake cable although I haven't tried it on a Dobbie.
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

its done 59k on an 02 plate, and its a 1.9jtd cargo
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That's not high mileage, has it been like that since the garage changed the rear brakes?
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

Just pull up the little flap behind the handbrake, there are 2 cables, one for each side. Adjust the nut and it'll pull the both in, mines about half way up the thread now.
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Re: Handbrake Adjustment

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That's not high mileage, has it been like that since the garage changed the rear brakes?
Yes and no, it was coming on higher than before I took it in, and has progressively got worse.
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Just pull up the little flap behind the handbrake, there are 2 cables, one for each side. Adjust the nut and it'll pull the both in, mines about half way up the thread now.
Cheers for that, I'll have a go at the weekend, and let you know how I get on.
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