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    Can anybody offer advice. Have the back handbrake spring, which pulls off the handbrake, snapped. Mechanic tells me it is a common problem. But am unable to find a replacement, and because the handbrake slightly touches the disc when turning right it drives me crazy.

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    What sort of car?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza1 View Post
    Can anybody offer advice. Have the back handbrake spring, which pulls off the handbrake, snapped. Mechanic tells me it is a common problem. But am unable to find a replacement, and because the handbrake slightly touches the disc when turning right it drives me crazy.

    Sure.

    Just take the discombobulator out, open the flux capacitor and replace the thingy-ma-jiggy with a do-ama-wacky and you're set.
    ACHTUNG ALLES LOOKENPEEPERS

    Das computermachine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitssparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken bei das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets-relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

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    Pretty sure the disc brake model didn't have the do-ama-wacky..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Pretty sure the disc brake model didn't have the do-ama-wacky..

    You might be right, after 2012 they all have the whatsama dealie.
    ACHTUNG ALLES LOOKENPEEPERS

    Das computermachine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitssparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken bei das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets-relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

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    504 i think is the machine Gazza is talking about. No idea about the spring though Gaz. Someone on here will help soon enough.

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    Years ago I adapted a coil spring to fit over the cable end to overcome this problem. Available from Bunno's.
    Then I read that one of the ES dealers were doing the same thing. SNAP!

    Seized handbrake mechanisms not uncommon on 504's. DON'T over adjust the handle.

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    Normally the springs are available as part of a complete brake kit. Don't know about 504 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Years ago I adapted a coil spring to fit over the cable end to overcome this problem. Available from Bunno's.
    Then I read that one of the ES dealers were doing the same thing. SNAP!

    Seized handbrake mechanisms not uncommon on 504's. DON'T over adjust the handle.

    Well, bugger me! After shooting my mouth off on how simple it is to free off the handbrake I attempted to reverse my GL out of the carport. No go, the left side handbrake had seized. Using my trusty broom handle I reached under and gave the cable end a poke. Free at last!.
    A trip to Bunno's to get a spring [see post #7 above]. All I need now is energy, hay fever depleted, to get stuck in.

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    If it's just the spring breaking you obviously need to replace the spring.

    If the lever is also frozen then you need to remove the caliper, remove the spring, tilt the caliper on its side with the white cap facing upwards, remove the cap, drip some oil into the fulcrum joint and keep on working the lever back and forth until its free. Then, replace the cap, replace the spring, replace the caliper.

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    And remember to keep that oil off the brake pads

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    Peter,
    Like a lot of us on AF we have a big headed notion that we can improve on the manufacturer ie 5 speed boxes, multi carbs, big discs, altered suspensions etc.
    The extra handbrake spring I've suggested has to be an improvement [read cheap] on the hairspring return that struggles to cope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Peter,
    Like a lot of us on AF we have a big headed notion that we can improve on the manufacturer ie 5 speed boxes, multi carbs, big discs, altered suspensions etc.
    The extra handbrake spring I've suggested has to be an improvement [read cheap] on the hairspring return that struggles to cope.
    You may well be right, however, if you take a look under the plastic fulcrum joint cap you'll probably find claggy, dry grease. Lubricating, and therefore freeing up, this joint (and yes, being careful not to get oil all over the place) has fixed this problem on every 504 I've owned except for the one time I also had to replace a broken spring.

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    It's tricky getting the right length and tension of spring. Too long or hard, and it's a real bugger to get on. Too narrow a diameter and it is impossible to slip over the cable end (happened to me once).
    A Pug place up here had a source of the right sort of springs but it (the Pug place) has closed down now.

    My 505 has this problem now but I'm ignoring it. As it's auto, I just put it in "park". And when I forget and pull on the handbrake, I have a trusty hammer in the back to tap in the arm. Time for an oiling, it seems !

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