markhals wrote:So after replacing my rear brake discs and pads, i found the handbrake was barely holding. I adjusted the nut by the handbrake lever and got some hold back, however I was concerned as when releasing it the car was moving asymmetrically. True enough, when I got the wheels off the ground, the rear passengers side wheel wasnt holding dead like the drivers side. The car has been in for the parking brake recall and both parking brake levers have 'G' stamped near the nut which suggests they were actually changed over.
Does the caliper itself have any method of adjustment? On old cars I'm used to poking a flat head screw driver through the adjustment hole in the disc and adjusting the caliper that way, but the Outlander doesn't seem to have anything to adjust. Reluctant to take it back to the main dealers as they charge a fortune - the car is a 2014 so out of warranty.
I would try removing the pads again.
Totally release handbrake adjuster nut on lever.
Then wind both pistons back all the way and align the pin with the slots.
Pump pedal firmly at least 10 times to reseat pads.
Now try operating handbrake. Do not pull up until pads have been reseated
Then try adjusting again.
The gap between the levers on the calipers and the stops should be equal both sides. There will be a gap with the handbrake fully off, they never return all the way to the stops