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Old 03-10-2004, 04:35   #1 (permalink)
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EF Handbrake Question

How the heck do you adjust the handbrake on the EF Falcon? I had a look under the car and there doesn't appear to be any way to adjust it, and I need to because the handbrake doesn't work at all.

Also I had a look at where it connects to the rear wheels and the design is completely different from the EA, how does the handbrake stop the wheel from moving with that little arm that gets pushed in?
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Best off to have a look in a manual, or ask ford mate.
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take the rubber/vinyl surround off the base of the handbrake, there is a nut that u can loosen/tighten which will adjust the cable.
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take the rubber/vinyl surround off the base of the handbrake, there is a nut that u can loosen/tighten which will adjust the cable.
Do you mean the handbrake lever cover inside the car? How the hell do you get it off, it's like it's being held on by something down the bottom?
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In order to adjust the handbrake, you need to remove the rear wheels, remove the rear calipers, and remove the rear disc rotors. This will then expose a brake shoe type of assembly, this is the handbrake brake shoe. You will see an adjuster assembly consisting of a knurled wheel to the left of the brake shoe, this is used to adjust the hand brake.

WARNING WARNING WARNING.... be VERY carefull that you do not adjust the handbrake shoe too tightly, as you need to replace the brake disc every now and then to check the adjustment, and, if the handbrake shoe is adjusted too tightly, you will NEVER get the disc rotor off to make any further adjustments, and if it's too toight, you aint going nowhere! Make sure the handbrake shoe is central as you replace the disc rotor to check the adjustment, as an offset handbrake shoe will give a false "reading".

It really doesn't take a long time, it is just fiddly. All in all, a crappy idea.

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Also, if you want to adjust the handbrake inside the car, you need to remove the front driver's seat. It only takes a couple of minutes if you have the right tools. The handbrake cover is held down by Velco to the carpet.
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