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Re: Handbrake rachet worn, how can i tell?

sorted, he said that a tooth was missing on ratchet, when asked to prove it he pulled handbrake up 2 or 3 clicks quick and the 2 slow, said that i was not happy and thought that it was a fail to aquire work and that i would notify vosa and he said that after looking aqt it again it possibly wasnt as bad as first thought and that he would pass it. will never go to that garage again.
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Re: Handbrake rachet worn, how can i tell?

PS I would still report this to VOSA.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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Re: Handbrake rachet worn, how can i tell?

There is a possibility the button mechanism or the pawl on the racthet may be lazy so it may be possible it was a one-off event but time will tell - just keep an eye on it just in case.

I once came across a similar situation whereby a childs sweet (jelly tot) had fallen into the mechanism - after a few yanks of the lever it fell out.
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