Doug, the first thing to do before touching the hand brake adjustment is to
make sure the rear hydraulic brakes are adjusted properly. The way to do this
is to loosen the hand brake so that there is plenty of slack in the cable. Then
jack up the rear end to get the wheels off the ground. Start with either wheel
and adjust it until the wheel won't turn, back off the adjuster until the wheel
will turn but with a little contact with the brake shoes. Do the same on the
other wheel. Now it is time to adjust the hand brake cable. One thing to keep
in mind once the rear brake adjusters are warn they are prone to slipping. If
this happens they will need replacing.
Hope this helps.
From: DOUG INGRAM[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: May 19, 1998 15:02 PM
Subject: Handbrake cable
I've tried to adjust my handbrake so it offers at least some rolling
resistance, so far without success. I think I have moved the adjusting nuts
as far as they can go, that is they are as far towards the rear of the car
as possible, if that makes any sense. Any further and the rear nut of the
two will be hanging on to thin air.
Am I moving the nuts the wrong way? Is the cable stretched and should be