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TECHNICAL ISSUES => Renault 5 GT Turbo => Topic started by: ecosteve on 20:44, Wed 03 October 2012

Title: handbrake ajustment
Post by: ecosteve on 20:44, Wed 03 October 2012
how do you adjust the handbrake on the renault 5. its on disks . i thought it was the litle thing that atatched to the caliper that the cable atatches to but no luck
Title: Re: handbrake ajustment
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:37, Wed 03 October 2012
It's under the car, very near where the cable passes through the floor into the interior.

Undo the locking nut, and if your lucky you might be able to turn the adjustment nut with your fingers. Once it's set then tighten the locking nut back up.

If your unlucky the threads will be really mucky, and it's quite tight for room with the spanner from what I can remember.
Title: Re: handbrake ajustment
Post by: ecosteve on 08:27, Thu 04 October 2012
thanks mate i need a new cable just checked and its fully ajusted. must of stretched at santapod yanking it on
Title: Re: handbrake ajustment
Post by: James5 on 08:28, Thu 04 October 2012
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
It's under the car, very near where the cable passes through the floor into the interior.

Undo the locking nut, and if your lucky you might be able to turn the adjustment nut with your fingers. Once it's set then tighten the locking nut back up.

If your unlucky the threads will be really mucky, and it's quite tight for room with the spanner from what I can remember.


As per Ash's advice's it's under the car above the exhaust roughly around middle of car, it's a y splitter with an adjuster bolt, get the car on axle stands and raise to a suitable height make sure the rear wheels are off the ground so you can make sure you don't over tighten
Title: Re: handbrake ajustment
Post by: James5 on 08:28, Thu 04 October 2012
Quote from: "ecosteve"
thanks mate i need a new cable just checked and its fully ajusted. must of stretched at santapod yanking it on


New cable speak with Mike aka phase i 16v turbo on here or try your local renault dealership for one
Title: Re: handbrake ajustment
Post by: ecosteve on 14:31, Thu 04 October 2012
Thanks for the help guys cables coming grom renault. 24 quid bud needed it fast.  mot retest is tomo ha