Clio 197 handbrake not working

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by Lauzmmj, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Lauzmmj

    Lauzmmj Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Hello everyone

    I'm hoping for some help before I get my mechanic to look at my car. My handbrake has always been very loose but now doesn't work at all. I pull it all the way up and the car will still roll. Anything I can do myself to fix it?

    Many thanks to potential replies
     

  2. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Yes, make sure the arms on the callipers are all the way back against there stop, chances are your handbrake cable on one side or the other has stuck, manually pull it back and then pump the pedal say ten times with the engine running and then see what the handbrake is like, very common If your lucky it’s just a bubbled cable inner, in which case cut the plastic sheath off and grease liberally, if your unlucky it’s a sticky caliper, in which case it’s a case of lubricate it with penetrating oil and see if you can free it off, if not it’s a new caliper
     
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  3. Lauzmmj

    Lauzmmj Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Thanks a lot, will try this out at the weekend :smiley:
     
  4. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
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  5. Lauzmmj

    Lauzmmj Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Yeah ive bought these thanks, unfortunately both the calipers were seized :worried:
     
  6. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Bummer
     
  7. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Location:
    Mikkeli, Finland
    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    I had problems with hand brake in my 197.
    I bought brand new red TRW calibers from mister-auto (France). Price was approx 130£ / pair.
    It is also necessary to replace handbrake cables, price was something like 30£ for set.
    After that, zero problems.

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  8. Lauzmmj

    Lauzmmj Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    The red ones look really good.

    I ended up buying some 2nd hand for about £50. I'm going to rebuild the old ones with a repair kit.
     

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