[ROVERNET - UK] 3500S Handbrake Cable Adjustment

Michael Pellow mp349 at ww.co.nz
Sat Jul 10 04:35:36 BST 2004

when new pads are installed after winding back the calipers to allow new
ones to be put in ,you must pump the handbrake 20-30 times to wind the
pistons forward to take up the play .Each time you pull on the hand brake
keep the release button pushed in so you can hear the clicking of the
adjuster as it winds up the slack.If you hear no clicking and the handbrake
still dosnt hold there are two possible causes .1,the ratchet mecanism has
frozen ,or 2 the little pin that links the leaver in the caliper to the
brake piston has fallen back inside the groove in the leaver.Unfortunately
both of these will need the calipers to be disassempled.To confirm that this
is the case look at the inner pad while rotating the handbrake leaver on the
caliper ,if the pad moves in by a fraction of an inch ,the the pin is in its
correct place.
Michael Pellow
2x 46 10 HP
 49 P3 75 6 light
 59 P4 60
 62 P4 110
 65 3ltr Mk II auto Saloon
 66 3ltr MkII 4 spd Coupe
 72 P6B S
 73 P6B S
 82 2000 SD1 5spd
 84 3500 SD1 5spd
 2000 75 Conniseur

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