Handbrake operation issue

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Handbrake operation issue

Post by Xsara67wrc » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:19 pm

I have an E81 123d. I understand the handbrake operates via a drum shoes type mechanism inside the rear hub, as opposed to acting on the rear disc caliper.

When operating normally the handbrake lever comes up 4 or 5 clicks, but randomly, sometimes the lever is coming up 9 or 10 clicks - this results in the shoes to binding, with the result massive heat build up and wear.

Any ideas the problem?

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Re: Handbrake operation issue

Post by Xsara67wrc » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 pm

I don't understand why the drum shoes are binding? Does anyone have any photos of the setup?
Also, is the handbrake, cable or hydraulically operated?

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Re: Handbrake operation issue

Post by stevesurrey » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:04 pm

Its cable operated. You can find workshop manuals for your car here https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
E81 120D (N47) SE+Dynamic Package, 2007/57, M Sports Suspension, Montego Blue, Pro HU+HiFi Speakers & Dipstick

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Re: Handbrake operation issue

Post by Xsara67wrc » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Thanks. Very useful

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Re: Handbrake operation issue

Post by johnlee » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:42 pm

Hi @ Xsara67wrc I suggest you visit the nearest mechanic... or use smart service centre, as I have some issue with my brake pads and I booked a mechanic through smart servicing centre. I found them professional https://www.smartservicingcentre.co.uk

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