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Calliper on a master Van
I have a 2004 Master van. LM35
I have it serviced by a local garage who I have trusted for many years.
However, shortly after last service my handbrake started to not hold properly.
The garage adjusted it an it was fine for a while but not long after I noticed I was having to pull right up on the handbrake again and it still was not holding well.
Phoned garage and they said 'need a new calliper'
But i had to go get some tyres.
Tyre guys said 'do you know your handbrake is adjusted to max, and the calliper needs letting go?'
I explained garage said I need a new calliper and they said 'No, the calliper needs letting go and then the handbrake can be adjusted again.
Now who is right?
Can the calliper stop further handbrake adjustment when its pulled back as it is but be released, or, do I need a new one?
Its actually all relative now as my local garage are in the process of fitting a new calliper costing me £160 plus labour as I type. Evidently I get about £50 back when the send the old one back. But I just wonder if they are doing something unnecessary.
Currently in Dudley1's garage: