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Cool Re: the dreaded handbrake

right, i solved the dragging problem so here it is to help others maybe .

As i say the car has had new discs, pads etc...whoever did it didnt put the control arm springs back on atall so when the hand brake was released it didnt take it fully off. Also the pads were very thick...a smidge to thick i reckon so i tried winding the piston in further (did seem fully in though), filed the arms that hold the outer pad as they had corrosion and removed a metal clip that was on the back on one pad (outside pad)as it serves no purpose on that pad.

Now the spring problem. I did a bit of searching in my junk boxes in my shed and found a brake fitting kit for a....wait for it...1985 ford fiesta....With a bit of tweaking it fits right on and job done.

No dragging brakes and the handbrake is working as it should minus the 'Auto function' and doesnt seem to be screeching

Now to trace the 'auto' fault

cheers for help and hope this solution helps someone
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