Alfa Romeo 147 - Poor functioning of the handbrake | HELLA PAGID
Noises coming from the rear wheel brake
Poor functioning of the handbrake
If the above-mentioned problems are detected, a possible cause could be a handbrake cable that is stiff or one that has become stuck.
As a result of a defective dust protection sleeve (see illustration) or because of a damaged sheath, moisture or dirt can find its way into the Bowden cable. Corrosion or internal damage can then lead to the jamming of the handbrake cable. The lever on the brake calliper is not able to move into its end position, which in turn leads to a slight pressing of the brake lining onto the brake disc. The friction resulting during driving generates unpleasant noises and, at the same time, causes the brake lining and the brake disc to wear. In such a case the handbrake cables are to be checked and replaced if necessary. If the brake linings or the brake discs have also been damaged in the process, it is recommended that these, too, are renewed.
This type of fault can also occur in other Alfa Romeo models with the same brake system.