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Post  nick c 14/05/11, 09:09 pm

hi guys,
ive just changed the OS rear caliper as it had siezed and now the handbrake is realy high and it hardly locks up the os rear wheel, do i need to make adjustment on the cable and is this normaly the case, regards Nick.
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Post  gtpswift 14/05/11, 09:16 pm

did you replace the pads as well, on one side or on both. The handbrake is adjusted under the centre console between the seats. one nut adjusts both cables.

somethings not right of only one side is locking up

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Post  nick c 14/05/11, 09:30 pm

i didnt replace any pads just the os caliper, its actually the second caliper as i thought the first replacment was faulty because of this issue so i took it back to the shop and they gave me another one but still have the same problem.
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Post  gtpswift 14/05/11, 10:38 pm

Adjust here
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Post  nick c 14/05/11, 10:44 pm

thanks mate, regards Nick.
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Post  dominator 15/05/11, 09:34 am

i had a sticky caliper not long ago, took it apart as much as it would let me but it still did it plus the cable was very slack on one side
turned out to be a sticky cable instead Smile

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Post  gtpswift 15/05/11, 01:14 pm

another thought!
did you have the other caliper off?
Could you have replaced it with the pad dimple not in the caliper slot, effectively thickning up the pads and locking on first?

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Post  Miniswift 15/05/11, 03:59 pm

Hi,

I think rear disc brake calliper is adjustable by screwing in/out.
May be the one you have replaced is adjusted to suit the other car.

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Post  nick c 15/05/11, 04:19 pm

the other side caliper has not been off and the new caliper is brand new, i will investigate further tomorow, thanks for the replys, Nick.
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Post  jesseswiftgti 15/05/11, 04:57 pm

how much did it cost for a brand new caliper ?
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Post  nick c 15/05/11, 07:20 pm

its actually a reconditioned caliper but its like new £120 exchange unit, ive just replaced both fronts aswell £77 each exchange units again.
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