Handbreak Binding

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Handbreak Binding

Post by Muffthebongoboi » Thu Jun 20, 2024 3:51 pm

Good afternoon. After changing my glows plugs which I need to do again as one seems to be broken and causing a horrible start.i noticed that my hand break started binding when I was driving. The whole van started to shake. I know it's the handbreak as the car doesn't roll forward in "N" and neither does it pull away in "D "

Iv already tightened the lever to the max and also the split cables underneath. Iv been advised to oil the cable so I shall be doing this later today or tomorrow, but when it comes to the star adjuster behind my rear rotors, which way is tight and which way is loose?

Since refurbing my rear break calliper I can't get the rotors back on..... Any cheapish help and advice would be great.....

I'm in Plymouth. :mrgreen:
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by g8dhe » Thu Jun 20, 2024 6:41 pm

I suspect Lorna will be along shortly and she will be able to advise on the brakes etc.
A lot of people are away at the National Bash this week so answers might be a bit slow coming back, well worth a search as most of these topics are common ones.
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by Muffthebongoboi » Sun Jun 23, 2024 7:16 pm

I have had a look but I really do t understand they say member reply, if that makes sense. Iv just rebuilt a rear calliper found the slider pins really awkward as their the same size but 2 has a rubber nipple on the end, I put this one in at the top and other at the bottom. Perhaps it's just my eyes playing tricks on me because of the rubber boots but it looks like it's too long although it can't be.......

I also bled that calliper as 8 guess it had to fill up with Fluid, I done a small test drive ( a few meters forward and then back but the breaks feel like there is no resistance in the pedal and brlearly work. Also I managed to get the rotor back on by adjusting the STAR ADJUSTER but now the Handbreak isn't working fully.

Is this Star adjuster "Self Adjusting" or not?

Everything is kinda minor in the way of sorting, it's just my knowledge is very minimal, and is my only vechial that I also live in because I'm homeless.

1 of my brand new glow plugs isn't working after it took me near in 2 full days to change them and bend the power rail, a replacement was sent out to me, but in this time iv also received 4x blueprint full 101mm sized ones. There must be an easier way of changing them as opposed to removing the time center bit and the seats!!!!!!!

I really could do with some physical help along with written on here as I'm getting nowhere fast..... I CANNOT AFFORD GARAGE PRICES as I'm on sickness benefits and all myoney goes on taxing and insuring this thing monthly!!!!!

PLEASE HELP IM REALLY GETTING DESPRATE NOW- AND MENTAL HEATH STRUGGLES ARE RISING LOL

Cheers guys
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by Doone » Tue Jun 25, 2024 5:07 pm

The star adjuster isn't self adjusting. It's manual adjustment.
To reset the handbrake, slacken off the handbrake cables.
Turn the star adjuster until you can feel its locked the brake disc - that's when you can't turn the brake disc.
Then, turn the star adjuster back 4 clicks.
Make sure the brake disc turns.
Then adjust the handbrake cable, by tightening it.

No resistance may mean there's air in the system. Or the brake master cylinder seal may have flipped when pressed too far. Or some other reason I don't know.
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by Muffthebongoboi » Wed Jun 26, 2024 11:16 am

My hand break operates from shoes and springs behind the rear disks. The last time I adjusted it, the lever I. The front was fully tightened, then I got underneath were it splits that was really confusing to do as I needed something there to stop the cable turning then another 2 ratchet spanners to adjust it.
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by g8dhe » Wed Jun 26, 2024 3:36 pm

If your going to be doing a lot of your own work it might be worth getting the Workshop Manuals https://bongoland.co.uk/product-category/manuals/ these have all the mechanical diagrams and adjustments to use.
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Re: Handbreak Binding

Post by Muffthebongoboi » Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:16 am

Thank you! I recently ordered a vac pump bleeder kit for £25 off Amazon. I noticed there were bubbles similier to when you open a bottle of pop. So yesterday I ordered the "EZI BLEEDER" From eBay then fou d it £5 on Amazon ( Sods law ) anyway! As I said in an earlier post I changed the glow plugs but one was faulty, I'm going to attempt to replace them today with the correct 101mm sized ones, but am also hoping I can do this withouth removing the central metal bit that holds the Handbreak lever and Auto gear selector!!!!!!

Is this possible???????

Ps I have had a friend pop over and explain the Handbreak system.out to me, and have adjusted the shoes after cleaning them on my drivers side, so when my Ezi bleeder arrives along with more fluid and cleaner I shall attack the offside and follow up by bleeding my breaks....... The 2 way splitter underneath is at a very slight angle so that tells me there's more tension on the one shoe more than the other side......
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