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    has anyone bought a rear caliper from J&R CV Joints ?
    My rear caliper seized so i got 2.
    On fitting these my hand brake was at the max setting,
    Thought it must be stretched cable,so changed that and still the same.
    Must be the handbrake itself then as they have a automatic adjuster on,got one off ebay as £200+ from stealers
    Yip you guessed its still about 1 click off max

    I have contacted above and they say they are correct calipers for car,full car was bled

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    What's price tho , Vx does exchange Calipers for 45£ ish I think

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    I paid £45 a side.
    Iwas quoted £120 a side from bristol street motors (local vx dealer)

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    did you pump the pedal first(untill it felt firm) and then apply the handbrake after changing the calipers?

    Apparently that the correct order to get the handbrake adjusted properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin32 View Post
    did you pump the pedal first(untill it felt firm) and then apply the handbrake after changing the calipers?

    Apparently that the correct order to get the handbrake adjusted properly
    going to take rear calipers off and wind pistons back in,then try pumping pedal first
    See if that works (sure i did that last time,but running out of options now )

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    When i did mine,i forgot to pump the pedal first and pulled the handbrake up about half way before remembering i had to pump the pedal first,so because of this my handbrake travel is high.

    Ive noticed that if i pull the hand brake up with my foot on the brake pedal(engine running) theres minimal handbrake travel but if i just pull it normaly then it comes up quite high.I need to wind mine back in and redo it again correctly but going to wait untilli paint my calipers.

    I do recon that if i had pulled the handbrake all the way then it would be at max travel now as the handbrake felt very light(almost no resistance) when i pulled up part the way after changing the pads...if you can make sence of that?lol

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    I have this problem (bought from J&R too!) Let me know how you get on with winding the pistons back in

    I need to lift my armrest up when parking on a hill, Hasn't bothered me tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPCobra View Post
    I have this problem (bought from J&R too!) Let me know how you get on with winding the pistons back in

    I need to lift my armrest up when parking on a hill, Hasn't bothered me tho.
    not looking good for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodiexii View Post
    not looking good for us
    Could make a stronger point with them finding out that they have a problem with their calipers and finding a fix

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    Wound pistons back in and used the pump pedal till hard then use handbrake several times without pressing button technique and........
    calipers have a fault,handbrake is one click from max (with centre console raised)

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