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jimmy



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handbrake cable - tightening ?

Hi - does anybody know how to tighten the handbrake cable ?

Mine's useless Big Cry and I would rather spend 15 - 20 mins tightening it myself - than hours P*****g around, back and forth to the Dealers.............

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Post #12722 7th Jan 2008 8:34 am
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sorry i don't know

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Dave Wilkin



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I have seen the Land Rover Freelander 2, Discovery,dealer service manuals supplied on CD.

These should help. GS TD4 All Black

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Dave Wilkin wrote:
I have seen the Land Rover Freelander 2, Discovery,dealer service manuals supplied on CD.

These should help.



Where did you see them - do you have a copy ?

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Cliff



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Hi Jimmy,

I had the same problem on my FL when i bought it only found out that the handbrake was a bit weak after it rolled past me whle i walked along the high st!!,bit of a shocker,went back to the dealership to have it adjusted,it took them just over 2 hours to adjust it so i would probaly get Lr muck about with it if took the 'pros' that long.
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jimmy



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Cliff wrote:
Hi Jimmy,

I had the same problem on my FL when i bought it only found out that the handbrake was a bit weak after it rolled past me whle i walked along the high st!!,bit of a shocker,went back to the dealership to have it adjusted,it took them just over 2 hours to adjust it so i would probaly get Lr muck about with it if took the 'pros' that long.
Regards
Cliff


Thanks for the info. 2 hours !? - must be 1hr 40mins of coffee & donuts - then 20mins work Rolling with laughter

I'm not sure whether the handbrake acts on all 4 wheels or just the rear ?

Anyway - the Dealer has just contacted me in relation to a s/w update to cure the "auto-folding" mirror problem - so I'll get them to look at the handbrake at the same time. But I'm going to have a look myself at the weekend. Just need to wrap up well - was about -3 this weekend ! Big Cry

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I saw them on ebay...

I will have a look for handbrake adjustment. GS TD4 All Black

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I would say it would be under the handbrake lever gaitor, try and lever it out and lift it up. I know nothing as I dont have the car yet but that would be my first place to look. On several other cars you lift out the passenger ashtray at rear of handbrake.

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to tighten the handbrake ,from the backseat remove cointray on the centre consol floor,and there is the adjusting nut

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far5er wrote:
to tighten the handbrake ,from the backseat remove cointray on the centre consol floor,and there is the adjusting nut


I was just about to say the same.

Read about it in a recent discussion - can't remember who or when Embarassed

I seem to recall handbrake is the rear wheels only - with brake shoes fitted behind the brake disks.

I also seem to recall that there was an adjuster on the shoes behind a small access hole.

Sorry if that isn't really much help - best of luck - think mine needs adjusting too. Thumbs Up 2007 FL2 GS Manual Army Reconnaissance Green + freel2.com sticker Smile
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To adjust the cable as per far5er seid. Thumbs Up

To adjust the handbrake shoe's (which is the mean reason for a poor handbrake) Through the small hole ( remove plastic plug) in the brake drum/disc with a flat bladed screw driver. remove wheel to do so.
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Parking Brake and Actuation - Parking Brake Cable Adjustment

General Procedures

1. Apply the parking brake lever one click at a time and count the number of clicks required to apply the brakes firmly. The brakes should be firmly applied between 3 and 9 clicks.


2. With the parking brake lever fully lowered, release the parking brake cable adjustment.

3. WARNING: Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands. Raise and support the vehicle.

4. Remove the rear wheels and tires. Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

5. NOTE: Apply the parking brake control lever several times to centralize the brake shoes.
Rotate the parking brake adjuster until the disc cannot be turned, then back the adjuster off 8 clicks.

6. Repeat the above procedure for the other side.

7. Adjust the parking brake front cable to give a parking brake lever travel of between 3 and 9 clicks, to firmly apply the brakes.

8. Install the coin tray and stowage compartment.

9. Install the rear wheels and tires.Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

10. If necessary, carry out the parking brake shoe bedding-in procedure. Refer to: Parking Brake Shoes Bedding-In (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, General Procedures).

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There was an earlier thread somewhere. It was suggested, I think, that the shoe mechanism can seize and cause adjustment problems.

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Thats what happend to mine, just had a new handbrake kit fitted last week as it failed the MOT, much better now

Post #97574 3rd Apr 2011 10:01 pm
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