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Old 28-Jul-2007, 07:31 PM
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tighten handbrake

is this a DIY job ? or do i have to take it somewhere to do?
how would i do it? what am i looking for?
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Old 28-Jul-2007, 09:11 PM
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adjust your rear drums (if you have em) and open the little door on your center console and theres to cables held by 10mm nuts
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Old 29-Jul-2007, 09:58 AM
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agreed.. but dont adjust the handle untill you adjust the rear brakes. theres a screw either under the drum or on the back somewhere i forget. i say take it to a mechanic
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If you have to adjust it might be time to replace something. ie the cable might be streched or the shoes/pads might be worn.
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well what are you trying to adjust, how the rear brakes bite when you brake, or how far you can pull the ebrake handle? I only mess with one thing at a time. if I'm doing brakes, I won't touch the cable adjustment, I'll turn the adjusters till I can't turn the wheel by hand at 3 clicks on the ebrake.
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