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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2021, 11:25:14 AM »
when 3 to 4 clicks was only needed in the past (when car new).
As the car is now almost 14 years old, the handbrake cable will be stretched and possibly somewhat elastic. Perhaps a new cable would solve your problems.

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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2021, 10:08:35 PM »
when 3 to 4 clicks was only needed in the past (when car new).
As the car is now almost 14 years old, the handbrake cable will be stretched and possibly somewhat elastic. Perhaps a new cable would solve your problems.

I suppose that could be a possibility but it appears there's still adjustment left in the cable when it's being adjusted.

I'll have a look into the price of cables and it might end up on the "to do list" when the weather improves.

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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2021, 10:14:22 PM »
I just had a look at the service manual. I couldn't find the instructions for rear disc brakes. These are for drum brakes.  See below.

It looks like I more or less followed the same procedure.  But I got a hunch with handbrake at 1 click position and one of the rear wheels starting to drag, the other one spun freely, so I think I may have adjusted it to ensure both wheels started to drag.

One issue with hand brake being fully locked at 9 or 10 clicks, is there is far too much travel in the handbrake lever in normal use (not steep hills).


Yes, shims are for anti-noise only.

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1. Pull the parking brake lever (A) with 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf) of force to fully apply the parking brake. The parking brake lever should be locked within the specified number of clicks (B).

 Lever locked clicks: 7−10 




Adjustment 

NOTE: After servicing the rear brake shoe, loosen the parking brake adjusting nut, start the engine, and depress the brake pedal several times to set the self-adjusting brake before adjusting the parking brake.
 
1. Block the front wheels, then raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2. Remove the console cover.

3. Pull the parking brake lever up one click.

4. Tighten the adjusting nut (A) until the parking brakes drag slightly when the rear wheels are turned.
 
5. Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that the parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.
 
6. Make sure the parking brakes are fully applied when the parking brake lever is pulled up fully.

7. Reinstall the console cover.

I'll give that a go, hopefully next week, if the weather is fair.

To be honest, the brakes drag slightly, even without the handbrake connected with the natural effect of the supposedly adjusted brake pistons against the pads.

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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2021, 10:22:13 PM »
if I was pull the handbrake up further to 6 or more, it would hold the car but that requires far more effort than normal.
As I have said many times before, if you apply the footbrake firmly, then pull up the handbrake, it requires minimal effort and applies the handbrake firmly. I have never found a hill where the handbrake would not hold without slip, either facing uphill or down, using this method. It was a Honda mechanic who gave me this tip.

The advice, from the Honda mechanic, just sounds like repetition of normal behaviour to me?

I've never yet engaged a handbrake without having my foot on the brake after coming to a halt. If you are on a steep incline, your pressure on the pedal is likely to be increased. by comparison to parking on the level.

The other part of this scenario with the handbrake is that the MoT tester concurred that it was the same problem with the Honda Civic that he owned. The handbrake - as far as I'm aware - is a known weakness with the Jazz.

This rather old thread records that there were problems with the cars when virtually new:
https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=65.0

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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2021, 10:35:59 PM »
Just came across this information below here:
https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=4&t=65645

"The handbrake cables adjuster is absolutly not for adjusting the brake's.It is only for free play.Your's everybodys problem is that missunderstanding.Bear with me.The rear shoes or pads wear away in use.we all know that.so do the fronts.The piston seals act as a kind of spring ,retracting the pistons enough to allow free wheel,if not,sticky front caliper'sMOT fail.the rears also do this,good for freewheel ,not good for hand brake.So a mechanisim has to be used to limit how far back the rears retract.this is the self adjuster's.Self adjusters is missleading term,YOU unknowingly adjust them using the brake.Each time the hand brake is pulled on and released the adjusters move to take up slack,but only if the opperating lever on the caliper's is allowed to retract fully each time.tightening the cable means the caliper lever dosent have the travle to engage the adjusters.Rant over!!1your car,slacken and remove from caliper lever both cables,drown the caliper opperating lever inwd40,and free it off.Using a piston wind back tool,retract the pistons.fit pad's,replace calper,Now using the caliper lever,manually crank it untill pad's close up an less and less lever movement is avialiable,eventully the pad's grip the disc and lever can only move a little befor opperating the brake ,then and only then do you reattach the handbrake cble to caliper levers and adjust freeplay .If this dosent give the best brake possible,then the calpers are shot.probably because someone over tightened the cable and caliper lever/?/internals seized."

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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2021, 07:36:39 AM »
To be honest, the brakes drag slightly, even without the handbrake connected with the natural effect of the supposedly adjusted brake pistons against the pads.

Yes, the brakes do drag a bit with handbrake off, so make the adjustments so you feel the brakes drag a bit more when handbrake is on 1 click.  When you release the handbrake, check the additional drag has vanished and there is play in the cable at the rubber concertina boot at the caliper and to confirm it is not pulling pulling on the caliper.

For my car with factory fitted calipers and original pads:

Before adjustment (car was 9 years old in 2018):   9 clicks maximum (stretched cable?).   Car rolled on slight gradient with 3-4 clicks.   Held with 5-6 clicks.  Too much travel in handbrake lever imho.  Still passed MoT though.

After cable adjustment:   7 clicks maximum.   Car holds stationary with 3-4 clicks, like when car was New.


I'm no expert but I would have thought only new cables may be required if the original is seized and/or not moving freely, or has stretched so much to prevent any adjustments to compensate.

Other thought is as you just fitted new pads, perhaps they just need a bit of mileage to bed into the old discs too.
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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2021, 10:45:02 AM »
I think specification for adjustment is 7-10 clicks for drums, 6-8 clicks for discs.

Note that the actual number of clicks varies by 1 or 2 as the pads wear between auto adjuster steps.

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Re: Corroded Brake Pipe & Other Woes - ***Video Link Attached***.
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2021, 01:02:24 PM »
Checked my Mk 1 handbrake this morning. It holds tight at 10 clicks, and the maximum is 12 clicks. So far, it has passed 4 MOTs with no mention of the handbrake.

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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2021, 01:05:11 PM »
So far, it has passed 4 MOTs with no mention of the handbrake.

That's the main thing!  8)

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