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    adjust the handbrake, after fitting new pads the handbrake clicks about 7 time now and only did 4 or 5 before.cheers.luke
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    It will settle down and adjust itself up properly. Im sure someone posted on her that your actually supposed to work the handbrake before pumping the foot pedal up when you change the rear pads. Anyway it will sort itself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    It will settle down and adjust itself up properly. Im sure someone posted on her that your actually supposed to work the handbrake before pumping the foot pedal up when you change the rear pads. Anyway it will sort itself out.
    cheers for the reply mate.

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    i was always told it was the other way round
    use the brakes before using the handbreak

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    You press the brake pedal to move the piston towards the pads effectively taking up the "slack" then your handbrake should be ok

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    The hand brake adjusts the rear pads hence the need for the pistons to be rewound back in, fit new pads ratchet the handbrake firmly & continuisly until correct , apply footbrake, recheck handbrake.

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