Rear (Hand)Brake problems!

Shocks, springs, anything to do with the running gear

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scoopeydiesel
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Re: Rear (Hand)Brake problems!

Post by scoopeydiesel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:56 pm

They are easy enough to adjust, have a look at the following two posts especially the last one.
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23612#p238369 and
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13956

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Re: Rear (Hand)Brake problems!

Post by SwedishLinus » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:39 am

Got the result from the mechanic today. Apparently the rear brake shields had rusted so bad that the handbrake-shoes hade come off their bolts(?). So now i need to get new brake shields. How do i know which type of brake shields i should use? I saw that there is two different kinds, one is more sturdier(?).

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Re: Rear (Hand)Brake problems!

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:04 pm

Hi, if you remove the rear wheel, and put 2 wheel bolts back in then you can use this with a long bar to turn the rear drum to alighn the adjustment hole to the adjuster, then slacken it off.
It's not easy to do first but once you work it out it's okay....
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Re: Rear (Hand)Brake problems!

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:08 pm

SwedishLinus wrote:I saw that there is two different kinds, one is more sturdier(?).
Sturdier! One is for drum brakes, one is for disks, both are preposterously expensive from Peugeot I'm afraid. Have a look at this thread - viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23639&hilit=backplates Note the slightly cheaper/more involved option from klokkerholm (disk only though)
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