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    Hello!, the problem it´s my mechanic (and two others previously), do not hit the key to make the handbrake work. The left side it brakes enough (checked in the MOT) but nothing in the right side. In fact to pass it I had to put on top of the lever and pull like a possessed with both hands. The mechanic adjust it as much as possible, and for a couple of uses it brakes enough to hold the car on a steep ramp, but then no brake enough. Put new shoes, also changed a spring, and now the mechanic told me that the cable on that side was rusted inside its case and that it was not working. I bought the original cable and installed it and it still does not stop. Does anyone have an idea what the problem may be? Thanks for possible answers.

    PD- Sorry for my english

  • #2
    Old-fashioned internals on the RS2 rears. The cylinder is probably seized and is simple to replace. It operates the brake shoes.
    Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration

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    • #3
      I'd suggest getting a decent mechanic for a start ...
      It's a love/hate relationship with the S2,i love it,it hates me

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
        Old-fashioned internals on the RS2 rears. The cylinder is probably seized and is simple to replace. It operates the brake shoes.
        there is no cilinder just a cable
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        • #5
          Originally posted by epimalone View Post
          Hello!, the problem it´s my mechanic (and two others previously), do not hit the key to make the handbrake work. The left side it brakes enough (checked in the MOT) but nothing in the right side. In fact to pass it I had to put on top of the lever and pull like a possessed with both hands. The mechanic adjust it as much as possible, and for a couple of uses it brakes enough to hold the car on a steep ramp, but then no brake enough. Put new shoes, also changed a spring, and now the mechanic told me that the cable on that side was rusted inside its case and that it was not working. I bought the original cable and installed it and it still does not stop. Does anyone have an idea what the problem may be? Thanks for possible answers.

          PD- Sorry for my english
          i would suggest to get a proper mechanic. you need to ajust both sides and the cables where they are being pulled. if the mechanical part is not broken it is all ajustable.
          if your mechanic does not know how just print him this http://www.vems.hu/files/MembersPage...sen/s2/rs2.pdf page 46-18

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          • #6
            Or change it to this type

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rxl View Post

              i would suggest to get a proper mechanic. you need to ajust both sides and the cables where they are being pulled. if the mechanical part is not broken it is all ajustable.
              if your mechanic does not know how just print him this http://www.vems.hu/files/MembersPage...sen/s2/rs2.pdf page 46-18
              i just do it!

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              • #8
                Thanks to all for the quick help

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rikki Kitto View Post
                  Or change it to this type
                  also had a bad mechanic who could not get the handbrake working =DDD?

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                  • #10
                    This is defo an upgrade over the original rubbish no bad mechanics going on here bud

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                    • #11
                      https://www.s2forum.com/forum/techni...he-coupe/page9

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                      • #12
                        It seems that the problem is to set a new cable in one wheel, the other has a slightly longer route and the adjustment is unbalanced. So for it to be more or less well, the new cable can not be adjusted too much. The correct would be to set two new cables.

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                        • #13
                          kinda stange problem. if your one wheel pulls more than other it makes sence to make it less biting and then adjust the cable on car.
                          well if its the cables then you can order new from audi tradition.

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                          • #14
                            Rs2 handbrake will never work. No matter how much you adjust it and calibrate it, fit new parts etc, after 2k kms of use it holds Jack S....it

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                            • #15
                              Double post

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