[V8] Give me a brake
David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Thu Feb 2 13:24:10 EST 2006
I agree here -- don't eff with the undercar cable yoke. I recall there being a 10-mm nut(s) adjustment inside the cabin, under the brake lever, which is where the adjustment is supposed to be.
Though my underlying thought here -- if I understand the complaint correctly -- is what's the big deal w/ the light coming on with any lever movement? That's what it's supposed to do. And no amount of cable adjustment will change the relative position of the grounding switch under the lever. Admittedly I am a bit perplexed by the gradually-brightening thing... Perhaps the grounding switch is crusty?
> ... in over 25 years of Audi ownership on 6 different cars
> (more when you count my BiL's Audis) the only time I've ever
> had to mess with the handbrake yoke mechanism under the car
> was when a cable broke. If for some reason you think you
> need to adjust this I'd recommend checking everything over
> first to see if there isn't another problem. First candidate
> would be the E-brake return springs on the calipers, and
> second would be binding in the cables themselves. I'm afraid
> that if you adjust the yoke you'd create more problems than
> you solve.
> Steve B
> San José, CA (USA)
> > The adjustment is under the center of the car. You will
> probably have
> > to remove the exhaust, but I'm not 100% sure of that. There
> is a cable
> > that goes off the handle down there. Then, there is a
> threaded rod on
> > the end of it, and a U shaped piece if steel screwed on. The two
> > cables for each side are attached to that U. Unscrew the nut on the
> > threaded rod, and that loosens the e'brake adjustment.
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