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: Parking Brake tightening


christianalex
02-26-2010, 02:48 PM
Hi, I have a problem with my 1996 S6.
After changing the brake pads my parking/hand brake has stopped working as expected. When pulling the lever, I get no response until it has almost reached its maximum and even then it isn't good enough. It seems the wire has somehow become slack.
However I can't seem to locate the adjusting mechanism for tightening the wire. I removed the panel but didn't find anything and I now suspect I have to access it from underneath.

What I wonder is if anyone else has had the same problem or have any ideas on what could be causing it, I would very much like to avoid having to replace the calipers. And also, is the wire adjustable from underneath the car and is it "easily" done?

Thanks alot for your time!
//Alex