P6 Handbrake Problem

#22
Disconnect the handbrake cable from the quadrants on the calipers, and remove the brake discs, then manually operate each caliper until the disc just slides between the pads with the quadrant fully back on it's stop. Once that's done refit the discs, and then refit the cable, ensuring when you do that the quadrants remain on their stops. (Fully off.) If that's not the case adjust the cable until with the handbrake off the quadrants on the calipers are fully off.
I more or less have the same problem, put on rebuild rear calipers with new pads on the car, but reading this, and probably this sounds stupid to you guys, but if I operate the handbrake lever long enough it will adjust it self?
 

harveyp6

Well-Known Member
#23
but if I operate the handbrake lever long enough it will adjust it self?
It will, but you'll never quite get as good a result as if you drop the discs out to do it. That said a lot of people do it by just operating the handbrake with everything assembled, so it depends on how good a result you want.
 
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