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      09-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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My hand brake isn't cutting it anymore. I've order some new shoes for it. Whilst I'm waiting for them to be delivered I'm a bit a prepare freak, which leads me to my question:

Can anyone clarify for me which way the hand brake adjuster needs to be turned to expand the shoes.

For right hand drive vehicles - drivers side its at around 11oclock and you flick it down to tighten (expand shoes)?

Passenger side around 1 oclock and you flick it up to tighten (Expand shoes)?

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      09-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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My hand brake isn't cutting it anymore. I've order some new shoes for it. Whilst I'm waiting for them to be delivered I'm a bit a prepare freak, which leads me to my question:

Can anyone clarify for me which way the hand brake adjuster needs to be turned to expand the shoes.

For right hand drive vehicles - drivers side its at around 11oclock and you flick it down to tighten (expand shoes)?

Passenger side around 1 oclock and you flick it up to tighten (Expand shoes)?

Cheers

This should help........

http://www.bmwland.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=925455
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      09-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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The first guy in that thread had it the opposite way to my suggestion but the last guy had it the way I thought lol.

Anyway, I'll go with this;

"The n/s adjust is up for tighten,o/s is down"

Cheers for the link!
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I'd be surprised if you need new shoes (unless you've driven with the handbrake on). The E90 has a separate parking brake and therefore is only 'on' when the car is at rest. So shoe wear should be minimal...
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No worries, I I've been told it's a shoe-in-hat job. I'm changing rear discs and pads so thought I'd get brake shoes aswell, they were v cheap. If they don't need changing I'll leave it well alone.
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The easiest thing to do is as you're rolling pull the handbrake on a few clicks, as they're never really worn they harden and become less effective, this cleans them up. I need to adjust mine too but the dragging method has made it work at least.
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Ok so, I'm still waiting for handbrake shoes. So I tried the adjustment through the wheel lug whole today.

I put the handbrake spring into service lock and then adjusted the little star shaped nut as above. I tried both directions but neither seemed stop the wheel turning. Any ideas as to why this is happening? The handbrake isn't holding the vehicle at all now.

I have just replaced rear pads and discs (which I have done before without problem) I guess it's going to be related to that. Could the shoes have slipped? Guess I'll have to take the calliper and discs off again to investigate!
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I put the handbrake spring into service lock and then adjusted the little star shaped nut as above. I tried both directions but neither seemed stop the wheel turning. Any ideas as to why this is happening? The handbrake isn't holding the vehicle at all now.
I found it took a lot of trial and error to know when the star shaped adjuster was actually turning.

I was eventually easily able to lock the wheel at will and then back off the adjuster one or two notches - just enough to allow the wheel to turn.

I didn't bother releasing the cable at the handbrake lever end.
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How many clicks should the handbrake be when fully engaged its currently at 4-5 clicks with me ona flat surface, I did have 2-3 clicks earlier when adjusting but felt it was sticking on a little when driving off
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How many clicks should the handbrake be when fully engaged its currently at 4-5 clicks with me ona flat surface, I did have 2-3 clicks earlier when adjusting but felt it was sticking on a little when driving off
It shouldn't bind when the brake is released. 4-5 clicks is normal. I found that if I followed the official guidance of tightening the adjuster wheel until the hub was locked and then backed it off 8 notches (I recall) then this was way too much and resulted in the handbrake lever taking about 7 clicks to operate the brake not very well!
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Think il leave it as it is then, 4-5 clicks
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