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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 02:02 PM
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Ceed 2011 SW 1.6d Handbrake slackness

I have had the huge slack on my handbrake adjusted FOC at two services. I insisted it is a mechanical fault - is there not an automatic take up to stop this happening - my brakes are not worn! Due another service soon and handbrake is again so slack that when released fully the dash brake light comes on sometimes. Design prob somewhere!
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Thanks for the information.
I will try to tune it myself next weekend.

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Several of the posts here provide an incorrect answer to the question.

The handbrake has two adjustments:

1. Via taking up the rear brake shoe wear. As others have pointed out these are relatively easy to access BUT the shoes should not wear in normal use (since you don't apply your handbrake when moving do you?). So this is NOT the place to take up handbrake cable slack. If you adjust here you will probably remove just shoe freeplay and end up with your brakes binding.

2. Via the cable length adjuster. Cable stretch is the most common reason for a slack handbrake so this is most likely the correct place to adjust if you've not been using your handbrake when the car is moving. The cable adjuster is accessed from within the centre armrest. It is almost impossible to get a spanner on the adjuster (well done Kia) so good luck with that.
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