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Old 12-08-16, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Where is the adjuster for handbrake cable located? Mk3 expert

Can the mk3 Peugeot expert handbrake cable be adjusted to take up the slack? if so where is the adjuster located please?
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You need to make sure your levers on your calipers are returning fully as the cable should never need adjusted
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Slightly of subject...my car failed the mot as it had handbrake imbalance in the 10 working days between the retest, a lot of days were raining or I was busy.

on the Sunday (the day before the mot) I had look how to fix the car and brought a new rear handbrake cable which did not fix the problem but I notice that one caliper lever was at bottom stop and wheel could still spin (where the other rear wheel was solid and would not move...after 2 hours...I thought why not make a smaller gap between the caliper piston and brake pad...so I fished around and found a nice washer...and bit help from a hammer...I got the caliper back on.

and you would not guess when the handbrake was put on, rear caliper hand brake lever was about equal on both sides, the next day toke in for the mot and it passed...the guy who did the mot test ask me how did I fixed it...I said pass be the mot certificate and I will tell you. lol

I did tell the guy and I think he thinks I am joking lol.

One day I will do the proper fix and replace the caliper.

but I would say look at the caliper lever and report back
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All you done was take up the slack that the adjuster in the caliper should do automatically you probably had the same issue i am talking about the caliper levers must fully return when released or the handbrake does not adjust.
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All you done was take up the slack that the adjuster in the caliper should do automatically you probably had the same issue i am talking about the caliper levers must fully return when released or the handbrake does not adjust.
If my memory does me right...when the handbrake was off the lever on the caliper was touching the top stop and when you put on the handbrake... came down to the bottom stop but on the good side when you put on the handbrake might come down a 1 cm at the most...I believe caliper requires replacing unless you have a idea
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There are various possibilities may need a caliper but it may just need freeing off.
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thanks...On a sunny day I may take a look at it but at the moment it is not a problem.

hope our discussion help Tmm

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You need to make sure your levers on your calipers are returning fully as the cable should never need adjusted
Hi Thanks for the reply
I have recently fixed the issue your are referring to and what a nightmare it was, I also replaced the discs and pads.
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thanks...On a sunny day I may take a look at it but at the moment it is not a problem.

hope our discussion help Tmm

Thanks you for your reply's and advice Its appreciated.
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