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Hello , where is the handbrake adjuster on volvo v40 - 53reg

Cable needs adjustment or replacement

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V40 cable ajuster is situated under the rear part of center console. Remove rear tray, undo the two posi screws, remove the cup holder rubber base cover to expose one more posi screw-undo.
Now you can lift the section backond off the handbrake lever.
Look under the flexi plastic cover and find a gold nut which has a sprung retainer.
You can now effect adjustment via this nut book suggests six to seven notches from off to on for ideal adjustment.

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Hello stevejpolit,

Thank you for choosing fixya.com. The adjustment for the hand break should be adjustable in two areas. 1. somewhere between the front driver and back driver door (along the chassi/frame) should be the link where two cables meet. It should be adjustable here. 2. another place, would be in the brake system on the back wheels. It is best if a certified mechanic (brakes specialist) repair/adjust such brake types. Sometimes there are special tool required for such repairs and/or adjusments.

Thank you again for choosing fixya.com. I hope this information is useful in getting your handbreak repaired successfully.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Solution 1 has it, both cables meet at the parking brake lever, there is also a self adjusting ratchet on the back of the caliper that the brake cable attaches to. With the parking brake lever fully down it can be adjusted at the caliper end by raising the lever that the cable hooks over until it reaches the stop. you should hear the ractchet clicking as it moves

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SOURCE: how do get to and adjust handbrake cable on my 960 volvo

make sure e-brk shoe adjuster is all the way closed. then start adjusting little by little until you can slide disc back on and have a little friction when you spin it by hand, also hope your replacing dics, old one sometime have lots of rust stopping disc from going on anyway good luck and hope this helps.

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http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/handbrake_cable_replace.php

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1. Raise the vehicle and release the handbrake.
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