Bob Mc

Handbrake on Ecosport

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Hi could any body tell me how to take up the slack in the hand brake cable on my ford ecosport, many thanks Bob Mc

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On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 1:15 PM, Bob Mc said:

Hi could any body tell me how to take up the slack in the hand brake cable on my ford ecosport, many thanks Bob Mc

Will be doing it in the next month so I will make available pictures and a written dialog!

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on many cars (i dont know yours specifically) the cable can be adjusted up where it joins the handbrake lever.  But that kind of masks the real problem. Mostly when the handbrake lever comes up higher it is because the adjusters need attending to inside the drums (assuming you have drum brakes, I have not checked). They are usually automatic adjusters but they can get stuck and then need the drums removing in order to move the adjusters with a screwdriver.  The handbrake cable adjuster is to set it up correctly when new (or when cable replaced) it is not there to compensate for brake lining wear

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