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As title really im upto the max at the adjuster on the handbrake lever so just wondered how to adjust at the drums as theres a fair ammount of meat on the shoes so wanna losen off the handbrake lever adjuster and do it on the drums just incase i need to do it again over winter dont wanna be gettin wet and workin on the car when it cold have been prevented lol thanks in advance :thumb:
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As title really im upto the max at the adjuster on the handbrake lever so just wondered how to adjust at the drums as theres a fair ammount of meat on the shoes so wanna losen off the handbrake lever adjuster and do it on the drums just incase i need to do it again over winter dont wanna be gettin wet and workin on the car when it cold have been prevented lol thanks in advance :thumb:

heres a link to the haynes manual http://www.kivisite.hu/ford_pdf/

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As title really im upto the max at the adjuster on the handbrake lever so just wondered how to adjust at the drums as theres a fair ammount of meat on the shoes so wanna losen off the handbrake lever adjuster and do it on the drums just incase i need to do it again over winter dont wanna be gettin wet and workin on the car when it cold have been prevented lol thanks in advance :thumb:

heres a link to the haynes manual http://www.kivisite.hu/ford_pdf/

 

 

Thanks but i have a manual here but it doesn't seem to cover rear brake adjustment :thumb:

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Thanks but i have a manual here but it doesn't seem to cover rear brake adjustment :thumb:

 

 

They're self adjusting. As per manual, you need to loosen the handbrake cable completely - pump the pedal a few times in order for the adjusters to set correctly - then adjust the handbrake cable. If you don't loosen the cable completely then the handbrake lever becomes part of the setting and you'll be readjusting it every couple of weeks.

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