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Rear brakes. Secret sauce or just old and tired?


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Had the drums off today to see why the handbrake was pants.

From what i can see the auto adjusters didn't.

I stripped everything down and cleaned everything up and reassembled. The haynes book suggests that from zero adjustment a few presses of the brake pedal will ratchet up the adjuster and everything will be just fine :o

The adjuster arms just leapt off the cog and that was the end of their attempt.

I needed to adjust them quite a bit manually before they'd do anything useful.

Bearing in mind that this is a very high mileage td4. Are the brakes just tired and replacing the adjusters and drums will make everything behave as per the book or is there some secret sauce that is needed here?

The handbrake is much better now :)

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