I think you over adjusted it. If I remeber right, it is an offset
mechanism and pulls more the with more travel. Try slacken the cable off
a bit and you might get a pleasant surprise for once.
> From: Allen Nugent[SMTP:A.Nugent@unsw.edu.au]
> Reply To: Allen Nugent
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 3:08 AM
> To: Cliff Hansen
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: parking brake never stuck TR7
> At 20:13 25/05/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >You still have to lift to disengage. Whenever I have taken the car
> >an alignment or inspection or something, in spite of my instructions
> >the serviceman sits in the car for 5+ minutes, I'm watching, then he
> >comes back in and asks sheepishly how to get the parking brake off.
> You guys are starting to make me feel bad. You can't even tell if my
> handbrake is on when you drive away.
> It failed rego (MOT, whatever) last year, and I replaced the cable; I
> set it
> as tight as I could without binding the rear wheels. It still takes
> hands to pull it up 3-4 clicks (about 30 degrees to the horizontal),
> only holds a gentle grade.
> I once got pulled over, and being a bit nervous, forgot to put it in
> gear when I got out to try to convince the policemen of my comparitive
> sobriety. While I was standing there talking to them, my car rolled
> onto the police car's front bumper.
> Allen Nugent
> Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
> University of New South Wales
> Sydney 2052 Australia