407sw rear brakes and hand brake no go

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mudneckblues
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407sw rear brakes and hand brake no go

Post by mudneckblues »

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handbrake started to fail rapidly so i used the button to adjust under the handbrake. then a while later it stopped working all to gether but it only pulls up one click.

i just used the wind back tool on the rear and put new pads in her.

now i tested and there is no movement at the rear calipers and hand brake is still the same.

any link for this or advice i have the back wheels off.

cheers.

Gibbo2286
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Re: 407sw rear brakes and hand brake no go

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Disconnect the cables, pump up the footbrake so that the callipers are properly adjusted then re-adjust the cables.

If you adjust the cables first all mechanical advantage is lost and the brakes won't work efficiently.

mudneckblues
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Re: 407sw rear brakes and hand brake no go

Post by mudneckblues »

thanks gibbo!
the right side ebrake was seized so i worked it with some lube lol. and i popped the piston out a bit to check the piston wasn't stuck but then it wouldn't let go of the chunk of wood i put in there even if i bled the caliper so had to drill the wood to get it free.