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Re: Espace 5 handbrake problem, query caliper ?

Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
The handbrake cables should be disconnected from the calpier when retracting its piston - this allows the internal mechanism to be able to reset.
Ahhh, I think I'm starting to understand how the internals of these calipers work....does the foot brake work like any other ....pressure pushes piston out....but the handbrake mechanism rotates the piston anti-clockwise forcing it when you wind the piston back in it resets the handbrake to maximum leverage ?

Would it be fair to assume that once you've changed the pads you must first pump the pedal up BEFORE applying the handbrake ?

If so I may have tried the handbrake first.....then pumped up the brakes....which would have undone all the good winding back I did ?

Or Iam I just way off the mark
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