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    Handbrake

    how much should u pay to a garage to tighten it up cheers ,

    i know can do it my self but realli cant b arsed all ready done cv joint and anti rol bars today and need car back asap as it failed mot and i aint got day off for while now so just easier to pay for it to b done

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    bump

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    Only takes 2mins dont be lazy, lift up handbrake gator and tighten the nut

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    TBH any garage with any morals would do it for free.

    Most likely £5-10. Any more and i would cry.

    People always say how jobs are 5 mins 10 mins 2 min jobs....and they are not.

    This one literally is a 1 mintue job though.

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    dont u nee d to jack it up etc

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    The easy way to tighten it up is to get yourself a deep socket 10 or 12 i think....

    Take up the handbrake gaiter, then you will see a rubber cap, remove it. put your foot on the brake, let the handbrake off, bring it up 3 clicks, then tighten the nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtc View Post
    The easy way to tighten it up is to get yourself a deep socket 10 or 12 i think....

    Take up the handbrake gaiter, then you will see a rubber cap, remove it. put your foot on the brake, let the handbrake off, bring it up 3 clicks, then tighten the nut.
    Yep thats basicly it lol

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    to tighten the handbrake properly you should adjust rear shoes which in turn gives a better foot brake doin it the other way is making the brakes adjust on the cable which isnt good. me personally bein a mechanic would adjust it up on the rear brakes but its your choice

    ginjoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by aztec ginjoe View Post
    to tighten the handbrake properly you should adjust rear shoes which in turn gives a better foot brake doin it the other way is making the brakes adjust on the cable which isnt good. me personally bein a mechanic would adjust it up on the rear brakes but its your choice

    ginjoe
    Yeh that's the prefered way to do it. But takes a little longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtc View Post
    Yeh that's the prefered way to do it. But takes a little longer.

    supose its longer way t do it depends on drivers choice lol quick n easy longer but better lol

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    lol adjusting the rear drums is realy easy to...

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    how do you do the rear drums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no_numb View Post
    how do you do the rear drums?

    jack the car up take wheels of take hub nut cover of undo 27mm nut(i think its 27) then pull drum off give shoes and inner of drum a quick rub with sand paper ull see an adjuster in there give that a lil tweek put drum back on spin it to see if its binding once it feels ok fit hub nut torque up to 175nm refit grease cap fit wheel and repeat at other side once done pump pedal and check h.brake


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    Quote Originally Posted by gtc View Post
    The easy way to tighten it up is to get yourself a deep socket 10 or 12 i think....

    Take up the handbrake gaiter, then you will see a rubber cap, remove it. put your foot on the brake, let the handbrake off, bring it up 3 clicks, then tighten the nut.
    I needed to know this for my car,got a new handbrake cable and the guy never tightned it!! Il give this a try,mine is tight on the 7th click or sumthn lol and moves if i park on a hill

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    i willprobs be adjusting my rear drums before i head over to the bristol meet... i think i will make a guide thingy to show/help people

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