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punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

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I have a 2002 Punto mk2 1.2 8v The rear brake shoes do not have automatic adjusters just a flat bar connecting the top of the shoes with no visible means of adjustment.The pedal movement is too low,how do i adjust them?
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

Take a picture!
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

You should see a slot,where you put a screw driver and push the linkage and ratchet teeth. Slacken Hand brake first. To slacken, refit rear drums,remove rear centre ash try,remove small Allen bolt,remove small try,slacken 10mm nut.
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ID:	200580no2 put screw driver in here and move side to side to tighten. Push down on No1 to slacken and restart.
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

Thanks
I will go and look for it.Is it possible to fit auto adjusters instead of the bar to this set up?
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

No point,neither work 100/, Better doing it manually before mot.
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

If you slacken hand brake from inside,then drive backwards and brake hard,they have more chance of self adjusting.
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ID:	200587. Also make sure blob 3 is touching shoe,if not,release hand brake cable off more. (Must Touch like pic)!
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

I dont know what it is about punto handbrakes but they never adjust automatically....

Mines forever getting stuck and results in a weak handbrake and longer foot pedal....

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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

I have stripped down both rear brakes which already had new shoes and fitted new handbrake cables. On assemble i have adjusted the shoes as suggested and done some heavy reverse braking.The result is i have an acceptable foot brake and a good handbrake on the near side but no handbrake on the offside.
The reason i changed the cables was because the cable operating the offside wheel was pulling 2cm further than the nearside so i thought it was stretched.
However the new cables are operating the same as the old ones.I have operated the shoes with the drum off and the cable is pulling the lever but the trailing shoe only moves slightly.Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

Maybe one of the handbrake cable holding bracket is broken and the cable is loose, that's why it doesn't hold?
You should have seen that, on the other hand, when you changed the cables.
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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

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Re: punto mk2 rear brake adjustment

Look at post 9 picture. Is the raised blob (3) touching the shoe,with hand brake off. Does it move away from the shoe when handbrake pulled. That is how it should work. When you fit the drums,are they loose to go on,if so adjust the shoes. There should be small gap,not tight,when refitting drums.
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