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#1 jay32

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:25 PM

Hi all,

Recently bought a Mondeo LX TDDI, on a 51 plate. very happy with it so far.

When I purchased it, the previous owner had just given it a full service and new rear brake pads & discs. In the first week the handbrake was great, it only clicked 2 notches and it was on full. then it start coming right up about 5 notches and on a slope I have to leave it in gear. I asumed it needed adjusting hence joining this site for help off you guys, then tonight it was working fine again and only raising 2 notches???

Can anyone shed any light on this??

Thanks
Jay

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:54 PM

Hi all,

Recently bought a Mondeo LX TDDI, on a 51 plate. very happy with it so far.

When I purchased it, the previous owner had just given it a full service and new rear brake pads & discs. In the first week the handbrake was great, it only clicked 2 notches and it was on full. then it start coming right up about 5 notches and on a slope I have to leave it in gear. I asumed it needed adjusting hence joining this site for help off you guys, then tonight it was working fine again and only raising 2 notches???

Can anyone shed any light on this??

Thanks
Jay


Early Mk 3 Mondeos suffer badly with Rear Calipers / Cable issues

Usually Calipers sticking or failing Cables that come in 3 parts, one front to back of the Car and one to either side. It`s probably something to to with the Cables as the Calipers tend to stick on.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:43 PM

Early Mk 3 Mondeos suffer badly with Rear Calipers / Cable issues

Usually Calipers sticking or failing Cables that come in 3 parts, one front to back of the Car and one to either side. It`s probably something to to with the Cables as the Calipers tend to stick on.



Thanks mate! will check it out

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:06 PM

Thanks mate! will check it out


on a mkiii mondeo dont the 2 smaller cables at the back go very close to heat shields and quite often the heat causes the cables to stick?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:14 AM

if the car is still on the original handbrake cable, i would be wanting to change it anyway really. i done mine not too long ago on my 51 plate focus and its spot on now!

took me less than an hour, 10 mins to adjust. cost less than 30 for the full assembly. i would imagine its very similar on a mondeo

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:08 AM

If i slowly pull the handbrake up as im braking and nearly at a stop, It works fine!! but if I come to a stop and then apply the handbrake it doesnt work.

I think I will just change the cable and be done with it..

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

If i slowly pull the handbrake up as im braking and nearly at a stop, It works fine!! but if I come to a stop and then apply the handbrake it doesnt work.

I think I will just change the cable and be done with it..



might want to check as mkIII have two handbrake cables, best to replace both if this ia requirement

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