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Handbreak not holding on one side!

Hi Guys,

Recently I noticed that my handbreak wasn’t working correctly, I jacked the car up to see if a Caliper had seized but the wheels wouldn’t turn if I applied the footbreak. Any ideas if this and easy fix or requires me fitting a new handbreak cable?

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Re: Handbreak not holding on one side!

Disks or drums ?
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Re: Handbreak not holding on one side!

Take a closer look, actually take the wheels off & see what's what. Check the handBRAKE cable for wear & tear/corrosion general function. When was the last time the cable was changed/looked at. Regular servicing of the handbrake & rear brakes ensures a working/holding handbrake. If you have drums, take these off & check the internals, clean & replace whats needed.If you have discs similar, clean & replace what's needed, also check caliper for sticking.

Neglect is the main factor in the demise of the braking system. Getting your hands dirty & doing investigation work can save you cash.
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Re: Handbreak not holding on one side!

@BJHaig said CALIPER..

But.. advice of checking individual parts is the correct answer


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Re: Handbreak not holding on one side!

[QUOTE=varesecrazy;4371617]@BJHaig said CALIPER..

So he did! So he did!.....
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