handbrake release

shorif2000

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I have a c200 Komp 52 plate. The handbrake release i have to pull 5-10 times for it to work. is this normal at this age? 92k mileage.

is it an expensive repair?
 
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shorif2000

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it releases the brake but i have to pull it alot for it to work.
 

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I expect the adjuster under the seat needs lubrication and adjustment.
 
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shorif2000

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is it something i can do myself?
 

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If the same as a coupe, lift the rear seat & you'll see an oval plate secured with a small number of 8 or 10mm bolts, undo these & lift away the cover plate & then you'll see the adjuster in all its glory lubricate & adjust, simple job mate:thumb:
 

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Depending on model the seat base may be secured with 4 bolts. Suggest a spray grease sparingly applied, WD40 is really not much use, it has poor adhesion.
 

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