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    Just been reading about handbrake issues on various parts of the forum, particularly the clunking/cracking etc noises that some are getting when pulling the handbrake Up including me now!! (when it first did it ,it sounded like something had snapped under the lever area) it appears that it's something to do with the self-adjuster at the caliper end , what I have found with mine is that when gripping the handbrake lever; if I slightly force the lever over towards passenger side ,then pull it up the noise goes or is at least not as severe, so I do wonder about this self-adjusting business,! what do you reckon guys? could it be co-incidence that when moving the lever noise goes or is it generally the self-adjuster and /or brake pads getting low on the rear?
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    A funny one that Pete. Mine used to make all sorts of weird noises until my last M.O.T. when I needed to change my pads. Guess what, not heard it since. All i did was change the pads nothing else.
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    This what I'm thinking mate, as it could be that by changing the pads has taken up the slack as it were and maybe you're not having to pull the handbrake up as far as you did, although my rear pads still have a reasonable amount of meat on them, I'm sure I have to pull the handbrake up further than I used to, at the moment it's about 5 clicks up although with more of a tug it will go onto the 6th, but 5 seems to hold it ok, the more I think about it , I'm almost sure it used to be 3 clicks, so will be interesting to see what happens if/when I change my pads!!
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    It will be worth keeping an eye on it, but it could just be coincidence.
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    Absolutely mate.
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