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Re: Electronic Handbrake - DIY Repair possible?

right I've just had both wheels off to look at the discs and pads and all are well within the specified limits which I thought they would be given I did them about a year ago.

So then Im thinking what else could it be and remember someone saying about the cables, so I had the rear of the car jacked up with handbrake off and both hubs could be spun, checked with handbrake on and both are locked. so that works.

So, I released the emergency cable in the boot which would release the rear brake, which it did and that's when I noticed a difference in the two sides.

One caliper, in the handbrake off position, the cable end stop wasn't even touching the actuating arm and you could pull it in and out and could tell it was moving in the outer cable, but ....

is the picture of the driver side, with the brake off and able to spin the wheel, but you couldn't pull the inner away any farther.

So, now Im wondering if it's something sticking in the driver side cable?
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