Question about Ford Kuga
If you are not sure get a Good Mechanic to do this for you. How much adjustment does it need? A poor handbrake usually suggests worn parts in the system. Sorting a hand brake isn't difficult but it is time consuming and can be a very dirty job. If there is a lot of travel on the hand brake lever the problem will usually be at the wheel end of the system. probably worn or contaminated brake shoes. It could also be a faulty self adjuster or a leaking wheel cylinder. Small amounts of extra travel could be the brake shoes needing adjustment. On a 2011 model it is unlikely to be the cables causing the problem. With the hand brake on at the correct number of clicks AND the wheels chocked, jack up one rear wheel and try to turn the wheel by hand. Lower the car and repeat for the other side. This will tell you if one side is faulty or both, giving an idea where the problem is.
Posted on Feb 20, 2019
Most handbrakes are adjusted by lifting or setting the emergency brakes over and over, As you set the emergency the distance between the shoes and the drum is reduced making it distance between the two smaller so that it takes less movement of the handle to set the brakes.
But if it has been a while since you have checked your brakes, it would be a good idea to check them.
Posted on Feb 20, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.
Posted on May 16, 2009
SOURCE: handbrake cable
none really but do make sure the lip on the outside of the interior of the same is cleaned up with a small radial grinder so it has a slight outward bevel and make sure the shoes are adjusted up so the drum just slides over and slight scuffing noise can be heard when spun ,then tap drum with hammer and if noise stops then re adjust the shoes out a bit more .HANDBRAKE CABLES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO STRETCH , so only change if the cable is seized
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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