Megane handbrake - Andrew Velcro
Hello

I've just changed the brake shoes on my Megane and have noticed that the handbrake lever is coming up a long way before the brakes engage. Do I have to wait for the auto adjusters to kick in before I adjust the hand brake? If I have to adjust the handbrake how do I do it?

Thanks

Andy
Megane handbrake - robcars
you should get the adjusters tight before you touch the handbrake. i normally start the adjuster manually before putting the drums back on. Just rotate the serrated wheel on the adjuster to expand the shoes until the drum just goes on. Then using the footbrake should take up final adjustment. Then and only then adjust the handbrake!

Do both sides though!
Megane handbrake - Railroad.
you should get the adjusters tight before you touch the handbrake.


Absolutely right, but the number of people I've seen that do it the other way round beyond belief......
 

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