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Hand brake adjustment

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by david7m, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. david7m
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    Hi
    Am I right in saying there isn't any ?
    I've fitted new pads but the hand brake still requires 6 clicks. Is this normal, just looks a little high?
    Guess new cables would be the next option which won't be happening.
    Dave
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    Try checking underneath the ashtray in the centre console behind the handbrake. That's where it was on mine.
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    Seized rear caliper?
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    Both calipers work well and I will check near the hand brake itself.
    Just out of interest, how would a seized caliper affect the travel?
    Cheers,
    Dave
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    Rear calipers are self adjusting aren't they? Try yanking it up and down a few times, and it should require less click to operate the handbrake. I stand to be corrected though....
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    Yeah, I've tried that and nothing happened.
    Dave
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    To adjust the hand brake remove the rear ashtray and adjust with a 10mm spanner
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    Win -

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    Dave
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    Make sure when you fit the callipers back on that there isn't a big gap between the pad & disc. Wind out the piston slightly to make it sit closer to the disc then adjust the 10mm nut under centre console.
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    Yeah, going to revisit the calipers at the weekend to check they evenly wound back in as in my picture above it doesn't look like it's pulling square....
    Dave
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