[b][size="2"][font="Tahoma"]Hello i drive a Escort 1.6 zetec. Basically my hand-brake goes up quite a few clicks and doesn't seem to hold very well on steep hills, has to be applied very high. I have checked my rear drums and pads. My drums are worn but not to the point where they need replacing but i did fit new pads.
I also checked the hand-brake cable which i cannot adjust any further as it is already on the tightest setting. It sounds to me that the hand-brake cable is stretched.. so dont want to fork out for drums if they dont need changing.. but would appreciate any advice. Thank-you[/font][/size][/b]