Vito (W639 ) handbrake / footpedal -long travel

tjamesbo

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W639 handbrake pedal travel The footpedal in my Vito ( W639 2007) goes a long way down before it "goes tight " considerably more than in my mercedes saloon cars . I have today adjusted the wheel cogs inside the brake drum to bind then just backed off a couple of single cogs to free rotation , yet it still goes a long way down. It seems to be effective and passed last MOT like that 2 months ago, but it just feels along way to press compared to all 3 of my Mercedes cars. I want it top notch as it goes on the handbrake on the slipway with 1.8 tons of boat hanging off the back I dont think its a good idea to put all that load through the Park Spline locks on the auto transmission Is my cable stretched or are they "all like that sir "
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Boyd
 

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Back the gears off about 4-5 teeth and then underneath there is a adjuster for the cable, the travel will probably be in the cable.
 
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tjamesbo

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all done less travel now and feels tighter but does not feel as tight as saloons but holds adequately on a hill so must be alright
 

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