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Rear brake calliper handbrake lever 1 week 2 days ago #199306

Hello,and

Is it normal to have different levels of rotation on each of the calliper of the handbrake levers? My handbrake is slipping and when I checked I was able to rotate one lever, more so than the other. Is it that one is internally clogged up, or the other is broken up inside?

Slight turn of one and the wheel is locked. Twice as much rotation for the other and the wheel is locked. This means that when connected to the cables and lever is pulled in the cabin only one calliper is locking the wheels.
Which do I replace, if any?

Thanks in advance

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Last edit: Post by LanderMG.

Rear brake calliper handbrake lever 1 week 2 days ago #199311

Quick answer is no.
Long answer is no, the adjustment mechanism should be the same on both sides. However, the mechanism tends to seize up over time leading to poor handbrake efficiency. There is an internal bush/bearing that disintegrates. Its possible that one of your callipers is still adjusting, the other not. You can attempt to strip out and refurb the callipers but it is easier just to replace the failed calliper(s).

There is a how to in the list investigating the handbrake mechs. Strip down
David
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Last edit: Post by David Aiketgate.

Rear brake calliper handbrake lever 1 week 2 days ago #199313

So I guess replace both callipers is best as I would not know which has actually failed?
Also I guess it would be a great time to replace the hoses and fittings( banjo, clips)

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Rear brake calliper handbrake lever 6 days 2 hours ago #199379

I have just replaced the rear calipers on my new TF. I was going to strip and clean them up like I have done in the past with my other TF's, however I found a set on ebay new for under 90 quid for both sides....not worth the time and effort to refurb the old calipers as both old calipers were well rusted, albeit working fine. I just stripped, derusted and painted the carriers and handbrake cable brackets and fitted new slider pins. I also painted the new calipers with VHT paint.
While they were off, treated the car to some red braided brake hoses too. Recent MOT after fitting the brakes, gave the handbrake a 2% error in balance between both sides!

Sundance

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