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Old 23-Mar-2011, 04:49 PM
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Question handbrake

hey everyone, I just got a 05 civic si on monday, and yesterday i notice that the handbrake was very loose when i would pull it up. It feels like the first 2-4 inches there is no pressure, and no effort and it would fall back down, but after that it locks in place. So I am wondering if my hand break just needs to be tightened? It is a manual car so i do need my handbrake, and thanks for anyone who helps.
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Old 23-Mar-2011, 05:02 PM
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Could just need adjusting or it could also be in need of rear shoes/pads
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Old 23-Mar-2011, 07:42 PM
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The cable just needs to be tightened. I forget if the 05's have an access panel on the back or not. If not, the center console may need to be removed to properly adjust it.
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Old 23-Mar-2011, 08:38 PM
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Yeah man there is an adjuster nut to tighten up the cable.
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