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    handbrake adjustment

    Hi people, i have an astraG 2.0 16v. can the hand brake be adjusted on these? it has about 9 notches before it bites properly! it rolled down a slight incline the other day but luckily it didnt hit anything plese help!! ops:

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    re: handbrake adjustment

    dont anyone know how to adjust the hanbrake!!?? please help!!

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    haynes manual m8 dodle of a job its all in there and well worth getting one, yes it can be adjusted

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    re: handbrake adjustment

    Handbrake Adjustment:

    1 Jack up the car at the rear and place on axle stands.

    2 Inside the car prise out the centre console at handbrake, so you can unclip the gaiter and lift it up. You need acess to the cable adjustment nut, just under the handle.

    3 release the handbrake, then unscrew the adjustment nut to give it some freedom.

    4 Press the brake pedal 5-6 times, try and get someone to listen for the automatic self adjustment mechanism to operate on the rear brakes.
    Once you hear this, then stop rpessing the brake pedal.

    5 Fully apply the handbrake and then release it about 5 times.
    Then pull it up 3 notches, then tighten up the adjustment nut until you can 'just turn' the rear wheels (should be quite tight to turn the wheels).
    Both rear wheels should have the same resistance.

    6 Fully apply the handbrake and check that you cannot move the wheels.

    7 Fully release the handbrake and make sure you can turn the wheels freely.

    8 Refit the gaiter and console cover.

    9 Apply handbrake and take the car off the axle stands.

    Job Done !

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    nice one m40 i just didnt have the time to type all that it was too late and i was tired thats why i said haynes

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    Take it for your site if you want.

    Might have to adjust mine now it seems so easy

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    will do m8

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    re: handbrake adjustment

    thank you everyone!! i love this site!!

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