120 prado handbrake / lack of

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:40
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Gidday all,I have a 04 120 prado with a poor excuse for a handbrake its either nothing or jambed back into the back seat to take any weight, its been back twice to toyo.has anyone else had the same issue or worked out a better system.regards
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:45

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:45
Hi Trent. I expect its the same lousy system that the series 80 has. They are well known for being almost useless. My mechanic simply turfed the placement bracket and adjusted them up on my 80. For the first time since I bought it I now have a real handbrake ! I am very excited about this, as I have to stop on a slope to take my bins out :))))
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Reply By: Member - Trent H (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:59

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:59
Its pretty ugly with the auto aswell, at least my old troopie had adjustments.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:01

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:01
Mate,

That's no way to talk about the other half.
Get her to sit up front next to you:-)
Bill


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Reply By: 80scruiser - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:04

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:04
With any handbrake you have to start at the rear wheels and work your way forward.
Deadjust it at the hand brake lever and then remove rear wheels.
Adjust it at the rear discs until they lock up. Then back them off about 3 clicks.
Then adjust it at the lever.
This is presuming it is the same as the 80 and 100 series and early prados.
Not sure yet as I don't get my 120 until next wednesday.
Take the time to learn to do it yourself and then you won't have to worry about trusting somebody else.
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Reply By: Member - Trent H (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:18

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 20:18
nice sand man Ill pay that one
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Reply By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:14

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:14
Got a 90 series, and when I bought it it had hardly any handbrake also, no matter much tightening done at the level. At a service I had them check it out. Don't know exactly what they did, but was all around the rear calipers somewhere, they had to take it apart, tighten, or do something. About $70 of labour it cost, but works fine now.
Tonester
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