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  • Handbrake Woes

    Hey All,

    My handbrake has been increasingly useless over the past couple of months.

    I have been re-adjusting the brake with the gear that is hidden behind the rubber grommet (if you know what I mean by that) - and went to tighten it this weekend and;
    -1) the gear is either siezed, or
    -2) I have run out of adjustment.

    Before I go about pulling it apart, has anyone else experienced the same problem - how did you go about it, and what parts required replacement.

    Cheers,
    Jayden
    NP GLS DID Auto: ARB Bar, Warn XD9000, Rear ARB Locker, Dobinsons, Bilsteins, 33" BFG MT's, 61Lt Sub Tank, Striker 170's, Dual Batts, etc. etc. etc.

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    My initial guess is that you've been winding the adjuster in and not out. Would explain why it was going out of adjustment very quickly, and why the adjuster has stopped turning. Handbrake shoes do not wear very much at all, some only ever get replaced once in a cars lifetime.

    I'm guessing you didn't have the wheel off the ground when you did the adjustment, because the way to adjust it is to wind the adjuster till the wheel locks, and then back it off a little till the wheel can spin. This needs to be done with the cable slackened right off, then once the brakes are adjusted, the cable can be re-tensioned.

    Hope this is all it is and that this has helped.

    Yonnee.
    "So many projects, so little time... even less money!"

    Trailer enthusist - Repairs, Modifications, Customs, Electric Brake specialist.

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      Originally posted by Yonnee View Post
      My initial guess is that you've been winding the adjuster in and not out. Would explain why it was going out of adjustment very quickly, and why the adjuster has stopped turning. Handbrake shoes do not wear very much at all, some only ever get replaced once in a cars lifetime.

      I'm guessing you didn't have the wheel off the ground when you did the adjustment, because the way to adjust it is to wind the adjuster till the wheel locks, and then back it off a little till the wheel can spin. This needs to be done with the cable slackened right off, then once the brakes are adjusted, the cable can be re-tensioned.

      Hope this is all it is and that this has helped.

      Yonnee.
      Thanks for that.

      I have been winding it the right way - though I think I have worked out what I have done wrong being the goose I am.

      The reason that it has been wearing out quicker than expected is that I have been using the 'poors mans locker' technique - probably not a good thing.

      Cheers,
      Jayden
      NP GLS DID Auto: ARB Bar, Warn XD9000, Rear ARB Locker, Dobinsons, Bilsteins, 33" BFG MT's, 61Lt Sub Tank, Striker 170's, Dual Batts, etc. etc. etc.

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