Ford Sierra

1982-1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Ford Siyerra
+ 1.2. Car identification
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. General data
+ 4. Engines
+ 5. Coupling
+ 6. Transmissions
+ 7. Driveshaft and back bridge
+ 8. Steering
+ 9. Suspension brackets
- 10. Brake system
   10.1. Technical characteristics
   + 10.2. Forward brakes
   + 10.3. Back brakes
   10.4. Removal and installation of the main brake cylinder
   10.5. Air removal from brake system
   10.6. Adjustment of the hand brake
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment

10.6. Adjustment of the hand brake


Hand brake


1–lever of the hand brake,
2–protective casing,
5–an adjusting nut with a lock-nut

Adjustment of the hand brake

1–basic plug of the hand brake,

2–cable of the hand brake

1. To lift and fix a back part of the car.
2. At the released lever of the hand brake several times to press a pedal of a brake and to check, whether correctly the mechanism of automatic adjustment of a gap established a gap of blocks.
3. To check the axial gap of control cores in the basic plugs located on the ends of cables on bearing brake boards (see fig. Adjustment of the hand brake) which should make 0,5–1,0 mm.
4. In case of need it is necessary to execute adjustment of working length of a cable of the hand brake by means of a plastic regulating nut 5 (see fig. The hand brake), located about a power shaft, after unscrewing of its lock-nut. After adjustment it is necessary to tighten a lock-nut of a regulating nut before emergence of 2-4 characteristic cracklings.
5. To check functioning of the hand brake.
6. To lower the car.