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Rear Shoes, Pads And Discs

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Fitted all the above today as well as a shoe retaining kit, springs etc on my 02 1.4 corolla. The handbrake is rubbish. I adjusted the toothed wheel up till shoes were rubbing disc and then backed it off 6 teeth. It holds but not on a steep hill. maybe I need time to let it bed in.

Anyone any suggestions

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Just done mine too (TS though), adjusted up to the shoes but the handbrake was slack so wouldnt hold on full clicks. To be honest though i didnt back the shoes off as many clicks as you, not really too fused losing a mm off the shoes by a little bit of rubbing as i dont use them for braking and i'm not going to be doing handbrake turns (except for on car parks in the ice :) ).

Took the centre console out, two screws behind the ash tray and one bolt in the centre cubby hole behind the handbrake lever. Adjusted the tightening nut with a 10mm spanner to firm it up to about 4-5 clicks on full.

Make sure the handbrake is off when you adjust it, or you'll be buying a new cable too :dontgetit: .

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have it adjusted now to 4 clicks on handbrake but still not happy with it and pulled it up a bit more on the wheels :disgust:

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Hi,

Like all new pads and shoes they need time to bed in, typically garages say take it easy for the first hundred miles, but of course the handbrake shoes ( assuming your model is the combined pad and handbrake shoe type) only get minimal use so will take a lot longer to bed in.

Perhaps try running along at a low speed and gently partially pull and hold on the handbrake a bit to help them wear in

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