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Old 15th November 2019, 21:15   #1
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Question Handbrake adjuster direction

Which way do your handbrake adjusters point?

a) Gear wheel ends both point towards the front of the car
b) Gear wheel ends both point towards the rear of the car
c) Gear wheel ends point in different directions (one towards the front of the car, one towards the rear)

Just to avoid confusion , the gear wheel end is pointing left in this pic:



And does it matter anyway?

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Old 15th November 2019, 21:33   #2
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Doesn't matter in the slightest, seen them fitted both ways
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It doesn't matter until you come to adjust them, then it's nice if they have some adjustment left.
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If you fit them in opposite directions then when you're adjusting them then to tighten or slacken the adjusters it'll be the same on either side.
Eg up to tighten down to slacken depending on which way round you fit them.

If you fit them both pointing to the front or rear then to adjust them each side will be opposite

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A little tip...

Paint the cog white so its easier to see when adjusting
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here you go couple of pics below
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Useful and informative thread. Thanks to all.
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This is what I've got at the moment. I'll have to turn the gear wheels in different directions to expand (or contract) the shoes. Hard to remember.



If I flip one of the adjusters round, then turning the gear wheels in the same direction will have the same effect - e.g. flip the RH adjuster so that the gear wheel end points towards the boot and pushing the outer cogs down will expand (as per the LH). Down is out, both sides - much easier to remember . But it means taking one of those pesky springs off again .
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PS. Why do pictures always look soft on this forum? They're sharp leaving my end.
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If you fit them in opposite directions then when you're adjusting them then to tighten or slacken the adjusters it'll be the same on either side.
Eg up to tighten down to slacken depending on which way round you fit them.

If you fit them both pointing to the front or rear then to adjust them each side will be opposite

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