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Post  Suzukird91 on 07/09/12, 07:16 pm

is there any way to adjust the hand brake on the rear calipers? im having issues with one side locking up and the other isn't doing much at all, the cables are free as a bird you can move them with your hand and hear the linkage inside the car moving so that tel me its caliper related ?? is there a way to adjust them ? cheers

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Post  STEVEGTI on 07/09/12, 07:37 pm

theres a adjuster under the interior plastic console that goes over the handbrake. its only one adjuster so if one side is stretched you can use washers to balance them out

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Post  Suzukird91 on 07/09/12, 07:41 pm

oh thanks Steve i know about that one which is adjusted up to a limit where if its adjusted anymore it locks the side up thats working, is there a possibilty of the caliper being seized?

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Post  dominator on 07/09/12, 09:37 pm

Could be a sticky cable, unhook it from the adjuster and caliper, both should be free, if one is sticky use some wd40, it might loosen it up

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Post  Suzukird91 on 07/09/12, 11:15 pm

its definatly not a sticky cable ive had the cables off ans soaked them in diesel free as a bird

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Post  dominator on 08/09/12, 08:31 am

Caliper it is then, theres rebuild kits for the rears on ebay, but I dont know what sort of quality they are

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Post  Suzukird91 on 08/09/12, 05:36 pm

yeah i have one of those rebuild kits of ebay, just unsure if its a job i can do myself with it having the hand brake built in but been looking at it again today seems it is moving and hand brake is working just don't release so its keeping hand brake on when applied, do u think it will loosen up if i keep moving it back n forth or any other ideas how to free it up?

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Post  nick c on 09/09/12, 09:55 pm

ive had the same problem for months ever since i replaced a rear caliper, i even went to suzuki and spoke to a mechanic there and he said maybe a strecthed snapped or siezed cable but cables are fine so i bleed them and again fine but still no hand brake on one side so i just park it in gear now Very Happy
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Post  Suzukird91 on 10/09/12, 12:27 am

lol yes all is well just abit of a problem when it come to mot time thats when it becomes an issue, ill see if i can source another set of calipers from someone Rolling Eyes

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