Question

My handbrake has to be put on really high, before it was put in for a service it was low, does it need fixing?

my car is Peugeot 206. than hand brake was really low, then i put it into garage for brake pads and my handbrake came back really high. instead of needing 3 or 4 clicks, it needs about15

Answers

they forgot to set the handbrake , it is self adjusting , put your foot on the footbrake then pull up the handbrake, and release the footbrake do this quite a few times and it will self adjust

#1

probably need to have the rear brake shoes adjusted and that will tighten up the brake

#2

the adjusters in the brake drum may have not been adjusted properly when the new brake shoes were in stalled.In opinion.

#3

part of the brake service is adjusting and testing the handbrake/also i havent used one in over 30 years/usless left over technology/if car is stick/park it in reverse/if automatic put it in park/hand brakes are from the 20s and 30s before hydraulic brakes/now they just cause trouble

#4

I would assume yours has rear brake shoes instead of pads.

With pads, the calipers automatically adjust for wear.

Many vehicles have "self-adjusting" rear brakes but, as they age - they do not always work as planned?

When new shoes are installed, different technicians . adjust the shoes differently. When adjusting, the tech may back off the adjuster 3/4 "clicks" or 8/9 clicks? The more clicks - the further one has to pull the hand brake. With new shoes - they need to be "worn-in" slightly, to level the high spots, and then, after a few hundred miles - re-adjusted to a closer, (3/4 clicks) adjustment resulting in your not having to pull the parking brake handle so far up.

#5