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Handbrake adjustment

Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by wimbledonjohn, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. wimbledonjohn
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    wimbledonjohn New Member

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    [Jun 12, 2007]
    Hi all, recently took my car (98/A8)for its mot and although it passed, the examiner said the nearside rear handbrake operation was low although the drivers side was ok . Does anyone know how to adjust this before i start stripping bits off. Many thanks in advance. wimbledonjohn:think:
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    GROPES Martin

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    [Jul 17, 2007]
    to adjust handbreak i had to strip off all the exsaust and adjust there allthough mine was the same near side and i needed a calliper did'nt turn out to exspensive . good luck:hubbahubba:
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    [Jul 17, 2007]
    Thanks for the reply.I cant understand why you had to remove the exhaust though. Was it hard to turn the adjustment nut (underneath the heat shield). This was quite easy to adjust on mine, although the spring that returns the cable on the caliper was frozen so i soaked it with wd40, moved it to and fro then soaked it again and left it overnight. john:bye:
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