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99 VT Wagon Problems - HELP!

vsute97

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Hi Folks two issues im hoping someone can help me with?

1.The handbrake on my vt is not working and i have adjusted it at the handle with no effect,
what is the proper way to adjust them at the rear wheels? do you remove the rotor etc??

2.Also it has a hydraulic lifter noise when it hasnt been driven for a while but eventually stops when using and it warms up but sounds terrible when its doing it! what do i have to do or replace to fix this noise as it sounds terrible! The car only has 150,000kms, hope you can help me out, cheers =)
 
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1, If you have fully adjusted your hand brake I'd say your hand brake pads are worn out But you could try adjusting them at the wheel,




2, I'd give it a good engine flush to try and clean them out something like Auto-RX (if you can somewhere that sells it)
There is a new wynns engine flush out thats good too, But make sure you "Don't Rev the Motor" at all, or it will spin a bearing.

Other then that its going to be a big job replacing them.
 

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Cheers, ive actually tried with a screw driver to move the small adjusting wheel inside the hub and can get either side to move, someone told me i might have to remove the caliper and rotor and adjust
it until the rotor fits firmly on the hub?
 
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yeah that will fix it.
undo the adjustment on the handle first.
then adjust the pads
then re-adjust the handle and you should be right to pull some handbrakeys again :D
 

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If you take the brake rotor off first, and have a look at the way the hand brake shoe works, and maybe clean the adjusting screw to free it up, this will help you to adjust it a bit easier!....a prick of a job.
 
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