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306 XSi hand brake problem

Discussion in 'Peugeot forums' started by Borg, 19 October 2012.

  1. Borg

    Borg New member

    Messages:
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    From:
    Montenegro-Herceg Novi
    Car:
    Peugeot 306 XSi 8v
    I have 306 Xsi 2.0 8v 1996 and terrible problem with my hand brake, car have rear disks and hand brake mechanically operate brake piston actually it should have, one wheel (left one) is ok but other is not.
    This problem is driving me crazy, [​IMG] when I pull handbrake left wheel is fixed but right one is not! I have replaced both rear disks and disk pads but with no change, right brake caliper was overhauled because hand brake mechanism was seized in caliper body. Now it is moving but it is not pushing brake piston! I already try to tight brake cable but no improvement.
    And brake works when i press pedal but with lever only one wheel.
    Does anyone knows what should I do or try?
    And I have to mention that my registration is expired so I can't take chance to drive it to authorized mechanic.
     
  2. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    From:
    West Midlands, UK
    Car:
    Suzuki Swift Sport
    Hand brake cables might be stretched.... the hand brake on the rear disc brake 306's are rubbish
     
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  3. Borg

    Borg New member

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    From:
    Montenegro-Herceg Novi
    Car:
    Peugeot 306 XSi 8v
    Thanks Jarrus I will try to find some second hand caliper also
     
  4. Borg

    Borg New member

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    From:
    Montenegro-Herceg Novi
    Car:
    Peugeot 306 XSi 8v
    Good or bad thing cables are not and I can't find new caliper.
     
  5. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    Sorry mate, I don't get what you are saying,
     
  6. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    From:
    Essex, England
    Car:
    Mini Cooper S R56
    I think he means the cable is okay, that or he doesn't he know the condition of them. Get some new handbreak cables and adjust appropriately. It shouldnt be a caliper problem, but if you can try another one. my hand break is rubbish too, but I am still on drums...
     
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  7. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    From:
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    Car:
    Suzuki Swift Sport
    Drum handbrake should be good dave, adjust it up.. :)
     
  8. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    From:
    Essex, England
    Car:
    Mini Cooper S R56

    I have... new shoes, tightned cable.... yet it still sags when up a slope..... How comes drums hand brakes on the 306 tend to be better, then disc beams?
     
  9. Borg

    Borg New member

    Messages:
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    From:
    Montenegro-Herceg Novi
    Car:
    Peugeot 306 XSi 8v
    Thanks everybody I have finally resolved hand brake problem.
    I have once more recheck every thing, handbreak cables were ok, caliper ok and properly assembled and mounted, new disks and pads.
    After this recheck I have readjusted braking system and now is working, tomorrow I will go for renewing my registration! :)
    This model is coming with rear disks so I think them should be at least as good as drums.
     
  10. Borg

    Borg New member

    Messages:
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    From:
    Montenegro-Herceg Novi
    Car:
    Peugeot 306 XSi 8v
    Never ending trouble, now brake is working but it can't hold on completely if it is a little higher climb, the car slide backwards!
    I was so happy to move forward to next thing to fix but this brake problem is fixing me in place. ;)
     

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