A normal handbrake should take between 5 and 8 clicks – more than this and it could be too tight, causing damage to the rear brakes and less than 5 means it’s likely to be dragging and could fail completely.
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How do you fix a car handbrake too high?
In order to fix car handbrake too high:
First, make sure you have enough space on the brake assembly to manipulate the brake adjuster which will allow you to adjust the clearance. If there’s not enough room, then get someone else to help you or use the jack to take the weight off the car until you have finished adjusting it.
If your hand brake is too high because of slack in levers engagement mechanics, you need to take a closer look at how this mechanism operates.
Is the handbrake supposed to click?
Yes, the handbrake should click when it is applied. If the brakes are too tight, there will be several clicks as you apply pressure to them, but make sure that there are only about 5 or 6 in total.
Why does the parking brake click?
The clicking sound is made because your parking brake works like a ratchet and pawl. When you pull up on the parking brake lever, you’re pulling on a cable that’s connected to a ratchet. The ratchet pulls the pawl up, which causes it to engage with the teeth on the flywheel or drive plate of your car. When you press down on the parking brake lever, the process is reversed and it causes the pawl to release from the teeth and click as it slips back down to the bottom of the ratchet.
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