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W204 c-class Hand brake fully depressed to floor

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Simon trobe, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Simon trobe

    Simon trobe New Member

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    Need some help people.
    W204 has the hand break peddle for right to the flow and now won’t come back up ! Any ideas ?
     
  2. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Pull and hold the release lever wihle digging it up and pulling it up with your foot (or other hand).

    Then investigate cause of broken brake pedal, possibly broken cable, or broken adjuster
     
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    Simon trobe

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    Thanks :) so it looks like the cable snapped.
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Or the pins in the hub have snapped, happens sometimes.
     
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    A break in your brake? Or is it the other way around ? ;)
     
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    Simon trobe

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    So took the carpet up and took out the break pedal. Cable is slack down the pipe but not that I can pull out. Have ordered a new cable just in case (£15) and will get it up on my mates ramps and get a look underneath. Least I’ll be prepared mostly...
     
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    Love it called a "hand break" when, in reality, it is a "parking brake" operated by a foot:)
     
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    Simon trobe

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    Well you know... foot break if we want to be specific ;) lol
     
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    More of a case of Hand Broke...:rolleyes:
     
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    :confused: What? You broke your foot? :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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    Lets put this to bed... Break is when something is broken , ie you want to break my neck for correcting you ;)
    .. Brake is what you apply to stop the car !
     
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    Give us a brake...... (sic):rolleyes:
     
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    There, their, they’re :cool:
     
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    Simon trobe

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    Are we all just making puns now ?? Maybe a rename to the MERCEDES pun club ? Lol
     
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    Post no2 covered what you needed to know, now its just a free for all as we have nothing better to do whilst restricted to staying indoors ... :p
     
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    I'm out walking...but can remotely irritate as required :)
     
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