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    This is the answer that seems to be everywhere, the thing is I dont understand this blue bit

    'Apply the footbrake firmly brake that when it is fully. Demonstrate by applying parking (handbrake) applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel. '

    What does this mean, and as this is a show me question would you just put the footbrake on and then the handbrake on and show that the car is secure?
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    We've had this exact thread several times before.. do a search.

    The above poster is talking complete ******** by the way. The handbrake is on a ratchet and can't fall down even if the brakes aren't working.
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    Why not ask in your thread which is still on the same page as this one was?

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=976233
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    you don't really need to know what it means- if you say that in your test that's all they want to hear.
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    (Original post by Elementric)
    We've had this exact thread several times before.. do a search.

    The above poster is talking complete ******** by the way. The handbrake is on a ratchet and can't fall down even if the brakes aren't working.
    oops :o: They asked this exact question in the test, i said that and i didn't even get a minor!
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    (Original post by sweethunni01)
    as this is a show me question would you just put the footbrake on and then the handbrake on and show that the car is secure?
    Yes, and mention the tension. The end of the working travel is where the handbrake movement reaches a sudden hard stop instead of getting gradually tighter and harder to pull. A bit like opening a door as wide as you can and it hits the wall. The handbrake shouldn't "hit the wall" so to speak.
 
 
 
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