504/505 handbrake adjustment
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    pur-john, not pew-john! peujohn's Avatar
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    Default 504/505 handbrake adjustment

    My brother just had his 504 serviced by a mechanic, not a Pug specialist, but a good mechanic. He adjusted the handbrake so it only takes about 3 clicks to fully engage it.

    I seem to remember reading in Torque that when a 504/505 handbrake is properly adjusted it should take 10-12 clicks to fully engage. If it's set to 3 or so clicks there can be problems.

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    Anyone know?

    John
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    HI john,
    I Just checked in Haynes 505 (no 762) shop manual

    "Check that the handbrake is fully applied betweed 4 & 7 notches for vehicles with rear drum brakes and between7 & 13 notches on vehicles with rear disc brakes, if not, adjust the handbrake as described in section 18 "

    section 18 in brief ; safely elevate vehicle, chock wheels, use axle stands , handbrake off, get in under, slacken locknuts, adjust each side equally, check the outer of the cable is seated properly, test for 4-7 or 7-13 clicks, do up locknuts, 10 minutes max . open a beer.

    Knowledge is the best defence against "helpfull" people. a workshop manual will pay for itself many time over.

    Cheers Ranger
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    Hi, if they are not at 10 or 12 clicks there is not enough movement for the automatic adjustment in the calipher to work properly (ie it can't move to the next notch on the ratchet and therefore adjust for pad wear). The handbrake will work well for a short while and then "go off".

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug303
    Hi, if they are not at 10 or 12 clicks there is not enough movement for the automatic adjustment in the calipher to work properly (ie it can't move to the next notch on the ratchet and therefore adjust for pad wear). The handbrake will work well for a short while and then "go off".

    Cheers

    Jim
    I was playing around with my handbrake last weekend.

    Honestly the best thing I did was to force some rubber grease down the casing. Not the best stuff, but does the job necely for now. Hanbrake is so easy to apply

    I read the manual re the 10 clicks. My cables seem to be slightly un even, so i just removed a bit of the slack in the cable, whist looking down at the cable from within the car. This gives me ~ 11clicks. Handbrake works well. Needs some further adjusting to be able to hold more than just me in the car though

    I don't know If i could adjust each side equally, But i did my best

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    Thanks indeed gentlemen (I assume you're all blokes...). We will fix.

    John
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    1979 Peugeot 504 GTI 2.2 litre 5 speed - 72 kW at the wheels

    1974 Peugeot 504 TI
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    2009 Peugeot 407 HDI wagon - family car

    Previous: 2005 407 HDI manual sedan, 1980 504 GL, 1990 405 Mi16, 1977 504 GL Special, 1984 505 SRD Turbo



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