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 Post subject: Handbrake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Had my dmax serviced 2 days ago. filters, oil, brake pads and rear shoes. I have now noticed that the handbrake has to be engaged fully to hold the vehicle on stop at an incline. How can this be fixed?


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 Post subject: Re: Handbrake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Did you have brake PADS & REAR SHOES changed?
The pads won't affect anything as they self adjust BUT if the people changed the brake shoes on the rear, they may not have brought the basic adjustment up to normal.
The shoes auto self adjust (but not enough for my liking) when you apply the brake firmly when going backwards.
SO, reverse along a quiet road and repeatedly apply the brakes to nearly stopped and continue doing that until the handbrake restores itself to near normal.
If that doesn't work, it appears the terrific brake service dude (remove E at own discretion) may noit have adjusted the handbrake cable/s and left it slack. If that is the case no amount of reversing will fix it.
Only correct adjustment to the affected section of the cable will restore the correct feel.

If an adjustment problem, then the dud didn't do his work properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Handbrake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:35 pm 
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I had to ask here for instructions as to how to adjust myself just to be sure.

Here's the info: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1754


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 Post subject: Re: Handbrake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Handbrake adjustment is one of the basic items that should be done at any service, i would be taking it back and getting them to fix it while you wait.

Next thing I would do is find another place to get it serviced, one that is going to do the job properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Handbrake
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:02 am 
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I will go back and have it tensioned. This is my first time servicing the dmax. I had a 96 Hilux before and the services where always ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Handbrake
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:10 am 
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Didn't you notice anything BEFORE you drove it away?
If an Aussie has touched it it has to be certified ok afterwards.


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