Hi, Does anyone know if the Laguna 2. 1.8 privilege hand brake cable is adjustable, or how to go about replacing it, cost etc.
At the moment, I nearly have to open the sunroof to pull the lever up, and even then the brake doesnt always hold.
As suggested above I would check your callipers, but the hand brake cable is adjustable. If you lift up the arm rest in your centre console there is a flap of carpet in there which you can just lift up, in there you should see an adjuster nut on the handbrake balancer, get your self a 13mm spanner and turm the nut clock wise to tighten. (clock wise as if you are sat in the back of the car looking down on it) You should be able to take up the slack on it, Bear in mind that if it's tightened too much the rear brakes will bind. Hope this helps.
Thanks guys. I've had a thorough inspection of the centre-storage compartment, and I have to say, there ain't no bit of carpet, or removable part of the lining to give access to anything. The inside of the box is a moulded, plastic backed, fibre fronted, one piece lining. The only way to get under it would be to remove the whole box, or to get a screwdriver and dig out the inner lining.
Please accept humble apologies from a blind old git. There is indeed a flap at the bottom of the centre box. You have to admit, it is bleedin' well hidden though.
Why did I put so little faith in you guys to come up with the answer. I checked it all out again, and the cable to the nearside rear is not moving with the operation of the brake lever. It hadn't quite come out of the adjuster, but I suspect that it was a matter of time.
As advised earlier in the thread, the caliper must be seized. Thanks again for all the help.