: mk4 rear caliper handbrake problems



andsaw
29-03-2008, 01:44
hi everyone, my question is i have just serviced my n/s rear caliper on my 1999 estate.i think my problem lies in the handbrake mechanism, there is a abnormally shaped 5 sided bolt head upon release would it free the mechanism out to try clean and lube or should i not touch it?also should it be easy to turn by hand or hard as in having to use a big pair of pliers on the cable arm,mine is the later but does return slowly back as if it is under some spring tension,any help would be warmly appreciated.thanks in advance as wife has said bed so night all,andsaw.