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#1 MARLEY

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

This is a new one for me,
Focus 2007 2.0L Diesel

With engine on or off and footbrake pressed my handbrake works perfect (about 6 clicks),
Without pressing footbrake the handbrake lever goes through the roof (about 12 clicks)

Any ideas please

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

my guess is,
you have discs and pads on the rear mate,

the brake pedal and handbrake are cable driven to the rear pads,

so when you press the pedal the pads close on the discs,
then the handbrake has less of a pull to close in on the disc, because you have pulled the pads in some already by pressing the foot pedal.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

my guess is,
you have discs and pads on the rear mate,

the brake pedal and handbrake are cable driven to the rear pads,

so when you press the pedal the pads close on the discs,
then the handbrake has less of a pull to close in on the disc, because you have pulled the pads in some already by pressing the foot pedal.

thanks for quick reply Lenny. Just only really noticed it within last 2 weeks or so.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

In my opinion this is not normal, I have never experienced such situation in any car.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

In my opinion this is not normal, I have never experienced such situation in any car.

i would agree and am going to investigate tomoz, will keep you posted

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

The problem with handbrake is solved. I have fitted 2 new rear calipers and it now works a treat. All i have to do now is bleed them properly as they are spongey.Any ideas on how to get rid of air 100% as its got ABS too. Shall i leave engine running and do the old fashioned way ? Get the better half to pump them up and i will undo the bleed nipples.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:36 PM

Did you clamp the hose when you removed the brake calipers? Thats what i normally do then just use the conventional method of bleeding - get the other half to press the pedal and hold while i open the bleed screw, close it then get her to release the pedal and start over again. Never had any issues even with ABS

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