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Re: Laguna II Hand brake not working
I had a similar problem with my LagII. What tends to happen is water gets into the handbrake mechanism causing it to corrode, but the normal foot brake will be OK. The best fix is new callipers + pads on each side with some lithium grease placed around the handbrake cam were it enters the calliper and check twice a year. It may also pay you to replace the disks dependent on condition.
There is a guide how to strip a similar calliper on a VW/Audi site:
I tried but was unable to get the main threaded shaft out (it not held in with a cir clip) on the Renault calliper.
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2002 Renault Laguna initial sport tourer-poorly, Honda Accord Tourer 2008 Dtec EX