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Date Registered: 08-2005
Location: Sydney
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... a cruising/on track fun car.



What car do you have for this Sarah?

Just to keep on topic ... I have never had a problem with the handbrake. emoticon



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Date Registered: 01-2007
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the handbrake light is very sensitive and you only need to move the handbrake handle slightly up (even before the first click) and the dash light would come on.



I wonder why it has so much play before it clicks though?





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Thats the way Japan designed it for us emoticon Every xtrailer around the world (except Adam) is complaining about the loose/shaky handbrake handle.

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Date Registered: 04-2006
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skfg76 wrote:
... a cruising/on track fun car.



What car do you have for this Sarah?

Just to keep on topic ... I have never had a problem with the handbrake. emoticon




My hubby has an RS2000 Escort, our Sunday driver so to speak,(its the baby) however I have had the X-Trail on the drag track and ran 17.1 ET. I am just glad Nissan came to the party with the handbrake issue. I feel confident now that my warranty is of value. That was my main concern.






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The Exy Hand brake sucks. Has any one had a resolution? Had it adjusted and while it now engeges sooner it still doesn't stop the car going anywhere. I would definatly not park on a incline with a trailer on the back.

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No matter how many times Nissan adjust the hand-brake it will become loose after a while. The only solution is to leave it in gear when you park on an incline.

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Date Registered: 08-2006
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I got nissan to tighten the handbrake at my last (10k) service. It's now tight and doesn't appear to have loosened much after a month. It was very loose before though.



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I hopen I am lucky as you Joel.

Havn't been in this situation yet but does the exy Auto become difficult to move from park when the car rolls and is stopped from rolling by the park gear? Is it possible to "lock" your self in park on a big hill?

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I've locked it a couple of times... the little red button comes in handy. But the best thing to do is but your hand brake on whilst in neutral (as hard as it will go). Then take your foot SLOWLY off the brake and see if it begins to roll.. if it does.. try the hand brake harder... once you get the hand brake to hold in neutral, put the car in park and then it shouldn't roll and lock or get stuck.

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If you've got doubts about working on brakes yourself, then get a brake place to do this. It's highly unlikely they'll need to replace any parts and dont let them talk you into new shoes or machining the drums. These just don't need it as the drum is only used while the car is stationary (unless of course... that's another story)

Here's the go:

1. the cable adjustment under the actual handrbake lever is really to take up slack in the cable as it stretches, mostly when new. Try not to adjust it unless you really have to.

2. The Exy has a tiny little drum on each rear wheel (of course) with tiny little brake shoes. There is an adjustment mechanism in there.

3. I jacked up the back of the car, used a couple of jack stands to keep everything safe, take off the back wheels. Better to slightly loosen the wheel nuts while the car is still on the ground. Chock wheels, handbrake off, car out of gear (or Park)!

4. The disk comes off! Undo the two bolts that hold the caliper on and prop it up so that there is no stress on the brake line. You can stick a big screw driver in behind the disk and apply pressure(carefully not to bend anything) and tap the centre (around the drum area) of the disc with a hammer. Don't hit the shiny disk surface and don't resort to hitting the lever or screw driver. You may have to work your way around some, but it will come off.

5. Clean out all the brake parts in there but don't dissassemble anything and don't adjust anything yet. Get some sandpaper and give the little brake shoes a good going over, it wont hurt them. Clean them again.

6. Next clean out the drum (inside the disc) being carful not to damage the disc surface or get too many greasy finger marks all over it. Metho will clean it up if you do. Give the braking surface INSIDE THE DRUM a real good clean and roughing up with sandpaper. I wouldn't let the sandpaper rub on the disc but I doubt you could damage it.

7. Check the electronic service manual, it shows all of this, but in near the shoes there is an adjuster, you need to turn it a notch or two to spread the brake shoes. Refit the drum and turn it (car out of gear) around a few times to MAKE SURE THE BRAKE SHOES DO NOT DRAG ON THE DRUM. Repeat this as many times as it takes to adjust out the shoes as far as they will go WITHOUT touching the drum. If they rub on the drum AT ALL the drum and shoes will overheat and get wrecked! Ours was only a click or two on the adjusters.

8. When you're happy with it, put everything back together. The big bolts that hold the calipers on have to be pretty tight, there's probably a torque setting in the manual. Locktight will help enormously here.

9. Jump in check the handbrake, it will be like you've adjusted up the cable, but now it should actually work even while on a slope. Go for a short test drive to make sure the shoes are not rubbing on the drum and that nothing gets hot or smells (sign of heating brakes).

10. One thing that a lot of people may notice when doing this, is that you can actually get at the adjuster from behind without taking anything apart. True, but that doesn't clean all the dust out! Maybe every second time you could just adjust the shoes.

This really helped our handbrake actually work.

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