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    problem - Knackered handbrake

    Hey

    the problem i have is the hand brake on my mk 4 is absolutely knackered is this due to worn out rear brakes or handbrake cable problems?

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    Explain knackered handbrake?

    Earlier my handbrake was stuck on - i managed to free my pads from rear hub (car had been sat 3weeks +) and then once i moved the car the handbrake cable released with some WD40 on....

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    If you have done too may handbreak turns around Maccy's then it will be the cable stretched at a guess! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_Coupe' View Post
    If you have done too may handbreak turns around Maccy's then it will be the cable stretched at a guess! :P


    I've not had my car long and can't quite see the OAP who owned it from new before me doing handbrake turns in the carpark of Maccy D's... though you never know!

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    Ha ha yea the handbrake needs to be yanked right up to hold the car on a hill and the wheels wont lock up when using the handbrake when the cars moving, cables stretched i think is it a costly job to get it tightened ?

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