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That's some good instruction there, Shawn.

Perhaps the admin team could add it to our growing list of Technical DIY/FAQ's.



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Shawn,
Great instructions mate.


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Thanks for the info. Shawn.

Your post has now been linked to the DIY Section of the forum.

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Yep my handbrake is awful too, scared the hell out of me when I first got it, when it rolled back several metres. (I think I put the clutch in when the engine was off.) Saw the dealer but they reckoned it was fine. I just learned to live with it and changed some of my habits (which had been fine with my old '85 Laser).
I've had it adjusted every service and in between in earlier times. I've had it adjusted really well about once.
I also dislike the fact it needs to be pulled up so far. I find it quite difficult to release at times, and it's definitely not to be recommended after a chiropractic adjustment. 8(

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It seems I'm haivng the same problem with the handbrake as a lot of others.

I've just bought a 2003 x-trail and am having major issues adjusting to the hand brake on it. Would this be something that is covered under the 3 month statuatory warranty when you purchase a second hand car from a dealer?

Now I'm wondering whether it's worth taking it back to them at all. What would you reccomend I do? Contact the dealer, or just get it looked at at it's next service?

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I'd say have it looked at the next service, as there isn't much adjustment there to do at all. The handbrake handle itself will always remain wobbly and loose (moves from side to side), so even if they tighten it, it will get loose after 3 days or so. The only adjustment they can make is to the number of clicks to fully engage. It should be no more than 6 clicks when pulled all the way up.

They usually adjust the handbrake at customer's request and there is no charge associated with that, so you can call them and ask if they prefer your bring it to them now or leave it until the next service.

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Thanks jalalski.

I think I'll leave it to the next service - unless it gets considerably worse before then.

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Adjusted the hand brake today, both at the wheels and in the handle.

The handle is pretty simple, however you need a "deep" 10mm socket to tighten it.

The T30 series 1 has a little rubber bung in the front of the disc assembly on the rear wheels.. After removing this (dont push it in, otherwise you have to completely remove the caliper and disc anyway, to find it emoticon ..just pull out with pliers) Use a torch (as you spin the hub) to locate the adjusting gear on the inside of the hub [sign in to see URL] you can use a flat tip screw driver, through the access hole, to adjust the handbrake shoes out or in as required. I hit the whole lot with Brake cleaner and compressed air as well, to clean it all up.

All I did was adjust it up until I couldnt spin the disc, then backed it off until it didnt grind.

Now have a functioning hand brake for the first time in a while. emoticon

Shawns instructions were a great assistance as well emoticon


Edit I had obviously removed the rear wheels, and the car was jacked up, whilst doing this emoticon

Cheers

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That is all good info on adjusting the X-Trail handbrake. Every car that I have owned, including my X-Tr, with rear discs has had a similar problem. Vehicles with drum rear brakes have a much larger diameter to work on, and are normally very effective. My driveway is very steep, and if parked there, I always chock a wheel and leave it in gear to reduce the chance of it heading down hill into Bass Strait which is only 100 metres away !


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when i was at nissan we had a few xtrails coming in with snapped handbrake cables from lazy workshops just over adjusting an already stretched cable at the handle only. we got told to back off at the handle first then de-dust and adjust at rear as shawn stated, then take up any slack at the handle. as shawn said it good to rough up the shoes but also get some heavy grit sandpaper and put a heavy zigzag pattern on the shoes contacting surface on the inside of the rotor. if you pull the handle up enough to hold the car and dont go crazy pulling it to the roof it it should stay in adjustment for longer

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