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    Default Handbrake ??? help

    Im servicing my brakes, with new pads n etc. lubricating every bit and painting calipers etc.

    on the rear............

    on the passenger side the 2 piston holes lined up vertically

    On drivers side they lined up almost horrizontally

    Now im sure they should be the same for the handbrake works evenly

    Which way should they be???

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    They self adjust mate, one of the pads may be slighty more worn that the other, leading the piston to screw out a bit further

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    Cheers mate,
    yeah passengers side were almost to the metal,

    Its a 2006 and i apparently have the pre 2004 pads with the tripple spring on the back of the pad and this was broken as well
    so im giving them a good service and i have done my diesel filter today as well

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    So it doesnt matter which way they are alligned when you wind in the piston back in is my real question, before i go and put everythign back together?

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    no just rewind to the max so the caliper goes back on ok

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    Cheers guys big help

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    happy refitting

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    refitting went fine and dandy and all calipers and "rough old bits" are all nice and shiney black
    everything lubricated with greace and pink rubber/plasticy greace stuff
    new pads on rears
    should stop like new now :-)

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