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Old 14-01-2011, 18:45   #1
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how to adjust the handbrake cable

when i pull the hand brake up the car still wants to roll backwards down the drive please help
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Old 14-01-2011, 19:17   #2
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lift the center arm rest up and remove the cubby holder
inside the tunnel you will see the hand brake cables adjust the center adjuster to set the hand brake height
or adjust the 2 outer ones to adjust the 2 cables running to the calipers

if your hand brake leaver in the lowe position (off) but the light some times comes on then adjust the center adjuster

the leaver should only come up about 3 clicks

hope this helps mark
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Old 14-01-2011, 19:29   #3
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But don't do what I did and sit on your cigarette lighter while doing it!
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But don't do what I did and sit on your cigarette lighter while doing it!

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Old 14-01-2011, 19:44   #5
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This might help http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=297090

It is how to change a cable, but shows the adjuster at the end.
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Old 14-01-2011, 22:51   #6
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Hi

Not being mechanically minded, but how can you tell whether your cable needs adjusting, or replacing?
My handbrake light comes on almost as soon as you pull the hanbrake handle up (almost a touch). And when the hanbrake is applied, it starts rolling backwards (if on an incline) until I really force the handbrake up to max clicks. Even then I make sure it's left in gear!
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Old 14-01-2011, 23:04   #7
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this may be a seized rear caliper.

the handbrake light wouldn't go off in mine and it had trouble with hills.

took it into the garage and a rear caliper had seized.

i would get it looked at before you're needing pads and discs as well as calipers.
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Yeah, I was gonna make it a garage job. Got some other 'niggles' need sorting at the same time.
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