Handbrake Shoes

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  1. Zaino14

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    My handbrake is currently just there for show. There is tension in it, however it only does the slightest bit of stopping on a flat surface, don't even worry if it's on a small incline.

    Is improving this a simple as replacing the shoes on the rear drums? Or is it more of a adjusting the parking brake cable? Literally something I've never look at before so I don't have the slighest idea where to start.
     
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    Mine needed the cable adjusted recently for its WOF and I was surprised that the adjustment is inside the car and done in minutes, just needs the pockets in the centre console removed and it's right there. If you're lucky that will be all it needs.
     
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    Might give that a go this weekend before I go buying anything.

    That being said new set of shoes for both side are only about $45. Does anyone know if the Magna shoes are a fit for ours?
     
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    There is an adjustment dial under the rear rotor. You're not supposed to adjust inside the car
     
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    Pretzil is right. Tightening the cable will only lead to the cable stretching as tightening the cable but not adjusting the shoes just means your pulling harder on ineffective brakes.
    Theres a rubber grommet in the face of the disc which you can acess the shoe adjustment. Adjust it as tight as you can without it dragging.
     
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    From AWD Magna workshop manual (just cos pretty much what the Japanese manual states and its in English)

    Just doing the inside adjustment alone will stretch the cable, combination of the adjustment in the hub as well as the handbrake lever adjustment.


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    Here’s what they are talking about. From memory you wind it down to tighten it.

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    OK I stand corrected, however since mine is automatic the only time the handbrake is ever applied is when the WOF inspector checks it so twice per year for a few seconds, I doubt the cable will stretch much and it needed only a very small adjustment to pass inspection.
     
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    Ah ok! Was wondering what that was for, waiting for new rotors to come in so will try the adjustment when installing them and update on how it goes.
     
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