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    Year : 2008

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    Changed the back brakes today and everything went well stops a little better now but have problems with the handbrake i have to pull the lever all the way to the top now and the car still creaks back a little bit which it didn't do before can someone help thanks

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    Mine did exactly the same after replacing the rear pads, settles down with use, some one suggested to me handbrake off and pump the foot brake hard. I think the best you can do is just make use of the handbrake a lot The self adjusting pistons eventually unwind and take up the play.

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    when replacing rear pads i always pump pedal 30ish times BEFORE touching handbrake

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    could be a stretched handbrake cable ...
    How far your handbrake come up before pad change ?
    Or could be the auto adjuster on the handbrake(mines gone) Stealer part £££££££££££ full handbrake jobbie

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    Yeah I done that pumped the pedal a good few times before applying handbrake, the lever stopped just over half way with the old pads and now it goes all the way up

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    Sounds like handbrake auto adjuster.

    if you remove rear of centre console ( there's a how2)
    When pulling handbrake you will see auto adjuster not taking up slack on cable.
    If you hold end of cable with pliers or locking grips with handbrake on .
    Then let handbrake off but try and keep and of cable where it was you will hear auto adjuster ratchet up.
    Try using car with cable ratcheted up and see if it slips back.

    If it slips its scrap yard time (£190 stealer for complete handbrake )

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