10-15-2018, 02:37 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Originally Posted by andyandpenny
2013GV the problem is not how we park, but when we have to stop coming up the single track lane when we meet something coming downhill, and have to attempt a hill start on a very steep part of the lane, without a firm handbrake, so we're sliding backwards.
It doesn't hold any better - or worse - facing downhill.
In that case, it hasn't been adjusted properly. The correct way (which many garages don't know) is to let the cable adjustment off at the hand brake lever, adjust the rear drums until they are grabbing, back off 2 clicks on the adjuster on each drum so they are just turning freely, then adjust the cable at the lever to give approx 5 clicks to fully on.
It will take a fair amount of effort to hold for a hill start but should hold effectively facing down hill.
As for the "spongy" material, it seems they are mistaking incorrectly adjusted brakes for the feel, as this will happen if they shoes and cables are not adjusted correctly.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
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