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Re: Handbrake rachet worn, how can i tell?

If the mechanism was badly worn the handbrake lever would fail to catch when applied or jump back if knocked. It is possible the mechanism is sticking but only further investigation would reveal if there was a problem. There is also a possibilty the mechanism is not secured to the floor correctly.
Did the MOT centre not demonstrate or describe exactly what the exact problem was?

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