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    Corsa Handbrake cable

    might be a stupid question but ive never needed to do it before.

    Is there anything i need to make sure i do when tightening the handbrake cable on a Corsa C, assuming i just tighten the nut on the actual lever until it is strong enough to hold the car well?
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    a long 10mm socket andy should be it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    a long 10mm socket andy should be it
    thanks danny,

    so just tighten it until the lever only lifts a few clicks?

    is there anyway to make sure i dont overtighten or just do bit by but and test? (i dont want to sit there for ages tightening slighty and testing etc if there is a quick and easy way)
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    make sure the cables are free in the guides at the back as they are known for sticking



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    what i do a few times a year as they get stuck with road dirt/salt clean it off with Carb/brake cleaner an then put a bit of oil on them an ends of cable
    5 mins work andy

    then just do it up a few turns at a Time mate
    should only need 1 or 2 turns

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    i always do my ones on 3 clicks so i have 3 clicks to do keeps MOT man happy

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    They're stretchy cables on the C - a nightmare to keep adjusted. And the cable that runs across the beam has the tendancy to rust, so keep an eye on that.

    I think I adjusted mine about 4 times in the 18 months I had it (it was an '04 SXI 1.2).
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    Apologies for butting in on this thread, but if the corsa's got drums on the rear, i would highly suggest adjusting the rear brakes before tweaking the cable up, normally if the handbrake isn't holding then it is because of poorly adjusted rear brakes, and tightening the cable is not the correct way to overcome this
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    i think ill just vauxhall to do it under warranty then

    the warranrty runs out in april so making a list of everything i want done now
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