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Heelp!! Handbrake issues...

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Heelp!! Handbrake issues...

Post by matt427 on Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:56 am

Hi guys n gals,
Those known to me on the forums know I drive a 1.9derv VW Bora and I come here with interest of others information.
The issue I am struggling with is my handbrake, simply it dosent work. When I pull the handbrake on it give resistance like a normal working handbrake should but it doesn't hold the car in place on any significant hills.
If anyone has a suggestion to why this may be, or even how to solve it all info would be greatly appreciated Very Happy
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Re: Heelp!! Handbrake issues...

Post by crazy_carbon_jay on Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:42 pm

Cables have worn is a good place to start.
Then look at the rear calipers as if the bit behind piston for handbrake fails or wears then it doesnt have the force to lock
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Post by matt427 on Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:45 pm

cheers jay, through a bit of research i have found that handbrake cables are a weakness on these cars!

only thing i will add is that i got the rear pads changed a while back and for three days the handbrake was mint, and then it went back to its normal poop self :/
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Post by crazy_carbon_jay on Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:55 pm

Np matt.
Have you adjusted the cable?
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Post by matt427 on Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:03 pm

Nah dude not tried but it seems to be fading ATM suggesting its on its last legs
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Post by crazy_carbon_jay on Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Do it saturday mate.
dal will have the tools down our unit.
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