Adjust parking brake?

Tiny
LAWRENCEDCHAN
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 JAGUAR X-TYPE
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
I have been trying to find the handbrake adjuster for my car so I can tighten the handbrake cable, but I cannot find it at all. I have looked under the car, inside the central console, and the area near the rear brake caliper. All of these locations do not have a screw for me to adjust the cable. Photos are attached.

Could someone tell me where to find it? Thanks a lot.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM

5 Replies

Tiny
LAWRENCEDCHAN
  • MEMBER
More photos of what the central console looks like.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
There is a bulletin for this problem

Issue:

Some 2002 MY X-TYPE vehicles within the above VIN range may experience a progressive increase in the travel of the parking brake lever.

The progressive increase in travel may be caused by a deterioration of the parking brake lever internal clutch mechanism. The angle at which the clutch engages increases over time due to initial setting of lever components, initial wear and clutch spring elongation. To rectify this concern, a clip should be installed to the clutch spring stop.

Action:

On a customer complaint basis only, follow the workshop procedure outlined below.

Workshop Procedure

1. Open hood, fit fender protectors.
2. Remove battery cover, disconnect battery.
3. Remove floor console (see Workshop Manual, JTIS CD ROM, section: 501-12, SRO 76.25.01).
Note: Make sure the parking brake lever is in the off position.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

Cheers
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
LAWRENCEDCHAN
  • MEMBER
But I could not find the adjuster for the cable to the handbrake. Could you tell me where it is?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello,

It does not look like there is one. It should be on the cable if that was. The rear brake caliper is probably the issue. Remove the cable and work the caliper by hand to see if you can get the e-brake to lock up.

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
This looks like an automatic setup press the parking brake pedal a few times see if it is better.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 4:25 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links