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gtd2000

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Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« on: June 03, 2018, 03:40:49 PM »
The handbrake on the car is pretty pathetic to be fair, always need to leave it in gear and won't hold on anything but the slightest of gradients. Still put the car in 1st gear anyway.

Managed to pass the MoT earlier this year without any advisory comments as well. The test requirement must be pretty low?

Thought I'd have a look at the back brakes yesterday with a view to adjusting the handbrake.

Got the rear wheels off and on both sides the pads were not moving (AT ALL) in the slides. Caliper slides were nice and fluid and the piston rotated freely enough for me to be happy with them but did a bit of a clean up and re-assembled.

Had to knock out the pads, then file off a small amount of metal to allow them to slip in and have some actual movement in the sliders.

If the rain stops, I'll be back out this afternoon or evening to remove the centre console and get that handbrake cable adjusted.

Our old '02, with the drum brakes, never had any issues at all with the handbrake...hmm.


culzean

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Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 04:06:52 PM »
The handbrake on the car is pretty pathetic to be fair, always need to leave it in gear and won't hold on anything but the slightest of gradients. Still put the car in 1st gear anyway.

Managed to pass the MoT earlier this year without any advisory comments as well. The test requirement must be pretty low?

Thought I'd have a look at the back brakes yesterday with a view to adjusting the handbrake.

Got the rear wheels off and on both sides the pads were not moving (AT ALL) in the slides. Caliper slides were nice and fluid and the piston rotated freely enough for me to be happy with them but did a bit of a clean up and re-assembled.

Had to knock out the pads, then file off a small amount of metal to allow them to slip in and have some actual movement in the sliders.

If the rain stops, I'll be back out this afternoon or evening to remove the centre console and get that handbrake cable adjusted.

Our old '02, with the drum brakes, never had any issues at all with the handbrake...hmm.

The pad 'ears' are always tight in their slots,  I file them when I get new pads to make sure they have a bit of clearance (at least a mm to prevent future corrosion causing binding ).

I have never had a problem with rear drums either,  except to maybe replace the shoes at around 100,000 miles. Never had insides of drums go rusty, never had shoes stick to drums - hmmmm just about covers it,  whos barmy idea was it to fit rear discs to small cars  :-X
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 04:08:27 PM by culzean »
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Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 05:20:59 PM »
The handbrake on the car is pretty pathetic to be fair, always need to leave it in gear and won't hold on anything but the slightest of gradients.
The dealer who sold me my Jazz was an ex Honda mechanic. He warned me about the handbrake on the Jazz and told me to apply and hold the footbrake as I apply the handbrake. I always do that, and I have not come across a hill, however steep, where the handbrake won't hold. Probably what the MOT tester did. I still leave the car in gear every time I park. A habit of a lifetime.

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Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 02:29:59 PM »
Just had my MOT today and my handbrake passed, no problem. Pass value is 16% and it was 26% (50% is a footbrake pass).

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