View Full Version : Hand brake adjustment

eta Epsilon
03-08-2009, 04:50 PM

My hand brake handle won't go completly down *mumble*
It's always up by about an inch, maybe about 15 degrees.

Can anybody tell me how to adjust it correctly?


03-08-2009, 05:40 PM
There are 2 10mm nuts on the bottom if you take the boot off.

The way I do it is, take the back wheels off, tighten the cables till you feel the sleightest resistance in the rotors, the loosen it off a couple turns tills theres no resistance.

Left nut is left side, right is right.

eta Epsilon
03-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Here are 2 pictures of the handbrake. You can see how it stays up...

And here it is when I hold it down.

It piss me off cause the handbrake light stays on...*uzi*

03-08-2009, 09:25 PM
the little plastic springy things inside the boot are messed?? take off the boot and see if it'll sit down.

03-09-2009, 07:55 AM
Most likely one side is corroded either in the line, or the pivot mechanism close to the parking brake shoes themselves. I suggest taking it apart when the weather clears up.

03-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Great thread thanks for posting, I have to adjust my ebrake also.