[ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes
roger.matheson at bigpond.com
Wed May 23 09:15:54 BST 2007
I suspect that the expert answers from Rover neters means that some are
rarther too found of lying upside down on a concrete floor having lumps of
dirt drop in their eyes. Any way I agree with the suitably expert but
perhaps mildly excentric Gavin, Paul and Scott.
Take the handbrake arm off the cam lever. Rotate the cam lever while
feeling the position of the inner pad. If the pin or tappet as the manual
calls it, is in place then you will feel inner pad move slightly. No
movement indicates either no tappet or it is lying down in the groove of the
lever. Moving the lever through its full movement by hand should enable you
to hear the ajuster clicking as its moves back over the teath under spring
pressure (or the pawl over the push rod as named in the manual). If the
inner pad seems to move out but then back and there is no clicking then the
ajuster is broken and I have found this to be caused by wear in the pawl.
Just to be sure, check that the metal flat on the end of the push rod is
properly in position over the inner pad, so that as the ajuster turns the
push rod turns in its thread and increases its length (thereby reducing the
Faults with the pawl or the tappet mean removing the callipers. sorry
How did you blead the rear brakes if you didn't have the brakes ajusted
Lets us know how it goes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes
> Hi Folks
> Once again drawing on the collective brain power of the
> Rovernet!! My 1971 TC is on the road, front brakes work well rear brakes
> at all. I bled the system the rear calipers seemed fine but not adjusted
> to the disc's. The brakes were overhauled before I bought the car and I
> suspect the hand brake (doesn't work)is the culprit. I believe the two
> are probably laying down and not making contact with the adjustment lever.
> Is there an easy way to adjust the pistons and so get rear brakes without
> having to dismantle the rear calipers. Its summer and I really don't want
> have to lay up the car so soon after getting it out. In other words can
> brake pads be adjusted without the hand brake working?????
> Cheers Ben
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