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  1. #1
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    Hand Brake adjustment

    Hi Guy's,

    I have a 2002 DAX Cobra and need to adjust the Handbrake, put the car up on ramps the other day, went to get out the car and it rolled off the ramps, very lucky nothing was behind the car.

    I would imagine this will be quite a simple task once the car s jacked up ?

    Thanks in advance of any feedback

    Best Regards

    Rich

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    De-deon or older IRS chassis?

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    Hi Dobbo,

    It is an IRS Chassis.

    Regards

    Rich

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    Welcome to the world of Jag rear brakes!!!!!!!!
    This is how I did mine.
    Slackended off handbrake cable. Get under the car, look at the handbrake callipers. You will see a big bolt with a flat head type head for use with a large screw driver. Remove the little split pin, now tighten up this bolt until the brake disk doesnt move. Then back off a tiny bit enough to get the split pin back in and the wheel moves. Then adjust the handbrake back up. Providing the self adjuster is working ok, that should be enough. That is until you forget its on and drive away with it, then you'll have to do it all again. I had some squeaking with mine, I took the shoes out and filed a small chamfer, that sorted it. Expect to have to adjust a few times, in my experiance they are not fit and forget!!

    Mark
    DAX with 4.6 RV8 re-built in 2014 using all new bits.

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    Hand Brake Adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    Welcome to the world of Jag rear brakes!!!!!!!!
    This is how I did mine.
    Slackended off handbrake cable. Get under the car, look at the handbrake callipers. You will see a big bolt with a flat head type head for use with a large screw driver. Remove the little split pin, now tighten up this bolt until the brake disk doesnt move. Then back off a tiny bit enough to get the split pin back in and the wheel moves. Then adjust the handbrake back up. Providing the self adjuster is working ok, that should be enough. That is until you forget its on and drive away with it, then you'll have to do it all again. I had some squeaking with mine, I took the shoes out and filed a small chamfer, that sorted it. Expect to have to adjust a few times, in my experiance they are not fit and forget!!

    Mark
    Hi Mark,

    Spot on, just what I needed certainly a job for this weekend

    Have a good Easter

    Regards

    Rich

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichP View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Spot on, just what I needed certainly a job for this weekend

    Have a good Easter

    Regards

    Rich
    You will need all 4 days of it!
    1985 DAX 427, BMW Black, no scoop, no brightwork, no carpets. 15" Revolution split rims, BFG boots, 3.9 Rover V8 ex Disco 9.35:1 with 4.6 heads, Hurricane cam, Modified SUs and other P6 bits and bobs. SS headers & side pipes, Jag/Jag uprated lowered springs, GAZ shocks, Red Dot discs & pads, Toyota Supra CR high 5th box & special clutch.

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