Hand brake adjustment - how do I do it?

skid65
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Hand brake adjustment - how do I do it?

Unread post by skid65 » February 9th, 2016, 8:22 pm

I tried adjusting the drum shoes on the back of my transmission, I rotated the cog sever times until it was tight, but I cant seem to turn it in the opposite direction to loosen it off, feel like there is a spring or something stopping it rotating in the opposite direction, as I put the screw driver on it, move it about half a centimeter and when I let go it kicks the screw drive up to where I started, I couldn't reverse out of my driveway today, Ended up putting it in low range, reversing out into street and taking it for a long drive, how can I loosen the adjuster, any help would be appreciated

Cheers in advance

bigpig
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Re: Hand brake adjustment - how do I do it?

Unread post by bigpig » February 17th, 2016, 9:16 pm

there is a ratchet as you say. im sure it would have gotten hot enough to melt the rear oil seal on that drive. some times you may be able to get somthing in beside the screw driver to push the spring away from the teeth.
but thats how they self adjust. with the wheels off the ground, turning ts with your hand should just have the slightest drag.

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