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  1. Ford Galaxy Forum
    I noticed today that my o/s/r wheel was hot and smelt of hot brakes. I assume the Caliper is sticking on a bit. Is there a quick fix for this or is it best to replace the Caliper. I guess it is possible that it could be a handbrake issue. Thanks
  2. Electrical (Mk2 Focus)
    Hi guys, please help. my mk2 focus estate has a lightbar behind the top of the rear window. It works normally with the footbrake. However it doesnt work at all with the handbrake and that is a requirement for the test. All the rear brake lights come on with the footbrake. I think the handbrake...
  3. Mechanical (Focus Mk3)
    I am unable to depress the release button on the handbrake (thus unable to release said handbrake). I have tried with the engine running and engine off, and with/without foot brake being applied. I actually had this problem on the last use of the car (2 days ago) - the hand break would not...
  4. Ford S-Max Forum
    Hi, Can you guys please help me out!? The handbrake on my S-Max doesn't work properly. The brake seems to be ok but the handle just won't lock/fixate. Guide or video would be ideal but maybe all input is appreciated. I've posted a video to display the issue. Thanks in advance /Oskar
  5. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Following on from my vid on the handbrake itself, here are the cables. This is an 'easy' job except for when you haven't done it before and every clip along the way is puzzle worthy of selecting MI6 recruits...
  6. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Specifically, upgrading the dodgy self-adjusting one to a manual one, but the process is the same regardless. Also, adjusting the adjuster so it's adjusted. Will do a separate vid on the cables. And the bloody seized up rear calipers.
  7. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Hi My Mondeo Mk3 failed the MOT. The issue is that the handbrake is too weak and that the lever can be pulled too far. I've found a tutorial on how to change the rear handbrake cables but I can't seem to find any information on how to change the front bit, from the lever to the adjuster. I...
  8. Interior / Exterior (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Hi there, I have a Mondeo MK3 2006. The chrome release button in the handbrake is damaged (half of the chrome just cracked and fall). Is there any possibility to replace it? What does it require? Many thanx in advance
  9. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Hi again, so I sorted out the squeak with the brakes, new seals and pads then bedded them in for a day - everything great. I decided to tighten up the handbrake as it gets a mention every time it's MOT'd so did that. Easy enough I thought but doing it lifting the side of the car meant not...
  10. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Hi, So having a few problems with my Ford Mondeo Estate TDDI. I've just forked out £600 for an electrical problem and now £520 for 4 new tyres, calliper being freed, calliper being replaced, full 4 wheel alignment plus a few other bits. I noticed the other day that my rear left wheel was...
  11. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo)
    Yet another problem with my 98 Mondeo mk2 Today when I returned home from work, I parked the car as always and pulled the handbrake lever, I didn't notice any as the music was playing quite loud. But suddenly the lever was pointing straight up and the car would roll if pulled out of gear. I...
  12. Electrical (Mk3 Mondeo)
    HI Just thought others might be interested in the "HANDBRAKE LIGHT WONT GO OFF SYNDROME ". For all the peeps that have tried everything to solve this problem here is the answer, on the circuit board inside the dash clocks their is a small transistor which switches the current for the handbrake...
  13. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    HI CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE, MY HANDBRAKE LIGHT WONT GO OUT EVEN WHEN I DISCONECT THE CABLE FROM THE HANDBRAKE SWITCH, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING MENTIONED ON THIS WEB SITE BUT NO JOY, I AM PULLING MY HAIR OUT OVER THIS CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP. CHEERS BILL
  14. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo)
    Hello I have 2000 Mondeo v6. Last mot I got an advisory that handbrake was only just meeting requirements. On advice of tester I greased up the guide pins and put on new pads( disks aren't that old either) . Worked caliper brake arms with pliers, cleaned and greased and tried to "inject " some...
  15. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    My mk3 facelift handbrake's slowly gone a bit slack over the years, probably due to cable stretch, would like to tighten it. Been reading that 99-02 got manual adjusters under the exhaust heatshield then 02-05 had auto ajusters located in the console area, but there were recalls but I can't...
  16. Electrical (Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo)
    Hi guys... and gals, is there anyway to completely bypass the handbrake switch so as the warning light is permanently off. Currently mine is constantly on even when the handrake is released so I have tried WD40 and checking the brake oil levels but no luck. I would just like to bypass the...
  17. Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Steering (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Have two rear calipers to refurbish. Need to get hold of a refurb kit and also a guide if possible. Any ideas where I can get Both please. Cheers for any help
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