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Old 16 May 2018, 10:38 AM
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Iíve reached the end of my tether!

2005 WRX - Iíve changed the rear disc and pads and fitted Godspeed refurbed 2 pots. Whilst it was in pieces I changed the handbrake shoes and springs.

Problem is the handbrake doesnít work....Iíve adjusted it at the back and in the car, but just canít get it to work. Operating the handbrake with the disc off shows the shoes move but not very much.

Any ideas????

At the point of binning the car as Iíve had enough of it!
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Old 16 May 2018, 11:02 AM
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were the shoes the same as the ones you took out ?
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Old 16 May 2018, 11:10 AM
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Good question, Iíve no idea. Didnít think about that. Iíll have to whip the new ones off and compare with the old ones.

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Originally Posted by Hornsby044 View Post
Good question, Iíve no idea. Didnít think about that. Iíll have to whip the new ones off and compare with the old ones.

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Being honest, unless the old ones are knackered, as they get so little use, id be tempted to refit the ones that worked before.
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Check that the shoe spreader at the inside top hasn't slipped down. I had this happen once and the handbrake was useless. The balance bar behind the handbrake lever couldn't cope with the massive difference/
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Old 16 May 2018, 08:40 PM
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Cheers guys, gives me a couple of options, hopefully get the wheels off this weekend and get to the bottom of it!

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You can adjust the cable under centre console behind the leaver as well as the adjuster on the shoes
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