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My handbrake appears to have developed a fault. The rear off side caliper doesn't push the brake pads out far enough, although the foot brake works fine, and locks the wheel solid.
The NSR handbrake is fine.

Renault want to replace the whole caliper (cost = 334).

Is there anything I can do to free up the handbrake mech. It appears to move a bit, but not enough.

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this is a problem on the laguna 2 usually the caliper is replaced ive not heard of any fix but you could try and lube it and free it off
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You will have to replace the caliper im afraid.. This is a very common Problem on the Laguna..

The internal Pawl mechanism has broken..

You could try Eurocarparts as they may do a caliper exhange on that model..

You may also find that the O/S handbrake cable will have popped out of the mechanism at the handbrake end.. This is accessed by lifting a panel on the bottom of the centre storage box behind the handbrake lever..

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Is it noticable when you drive the car ? How did you find out about this problem ( at your sevice I presume ). Curious as I want to ensure mine is ok.

Also as this problem has been indentified as common I have moved the thread into the relevant knowledge base section.

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What would this Forum do without members like webcode? He has already saved me around 200 by giving me information so I could service my Renault as I am new to this car and Haynes have not yet brought out a manual, ( it should be out in a few months time)

Now after reading his advice to another member I know what is wrong with my handbrake. My left rear Caliper has broke, As I have had my car 2 months I have one month left on the 3 month warranty I was given by the supplying Garage so it is booked in to Renaults to have a free replacement Caliper, thats another 350 saved!

To answer Laguna 11 Owner........When the caliper breaks it only affects the handbrake, you will only notice it when driving if you apply the handbrake, the car will tend to veer in the direction of the good caliper with a much reduced braking affect also the handbrake lever will have a lot of play. I found out my caliper was broken by having both rear wheels off the ground with the handbrake on and rotating the wheels, one was locked solid the other with the broken caliper would rotate. Also if you look through the apeture (lift the flap) in the glove centre glove box you can see the handbrake cables and the handbrake compensator, the compensator will not be aligned across the car and as Webcode said the cable leading to the broken caliper will proberbly have popped out, in my case it did not make any dfference putting it back in.

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