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Big hammer or bigger hammer?
Right.... Where to start....
Scenic 1.9 dci. Mk 1 face lift 2003.
Was unused for a few weeks waiting garage to replace fuel pump.
Now hand brake lever is slack. Needs 8 clicks to hold on a fairly steep incline.
Changed all pads and discs myself in oct after mot fail due to poor hand brake one side. the pads and discs were advisory so did them anyway. Sprayed plus gas on hand brake mechanism worked it in. hand brake then worked fine after changing pads.
I recall that one side the piston was easy to wind back using winder tool. Other side was really hard. I had to use water pump pliers and it took a lot of effort. Don't know if that is relevant.
The cables are intact and the hand brake levers are operating both sides.
My guess is that either the mechanism isn't working inside the caliper or the sliding pins that the two caliper halves run on are sticking and the brake is not releasing or applying properly.
won't be able to look until weekend.
Any thoughts at all?
Currently in Jime17's garage:
Scenic 2002 1.9 dci, mini mayfair 998