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[Vectra C] [02-08] Handbrake adjustment vectra c

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by savvy, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. savvy

    savvy New Member

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    Hi guy's. I just put rear discs n pads on my vectra c . Can anyone tell me how to adjust the handbrake.
     
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    you cant.
     
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    brikhead Well-Known Member

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    As said, the callipers should be self adjusting, just pump the brake pedal and work the hand brake mechanism a few times.
    Did you wind in the calliper pistons when you fitted the new pads?

    I guess there is an adjustment point on the handbrake cable somewhere...
     
  4. dale1970

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    yes you do need to adjust the handbrake after renewing disc. heres how to from the vectra 2000. probably be the same for yours.

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    No Mate, Vectra 'b' (1996- 2002) has old style rear callipers, you just push back the pistons before fitting new pads.
    Vectra 'c' ('02 onwards) has callipers that need 'rewinding' with a special tool or waterpump pliers.
     

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