How do I adjust the handbrake on a Ford Transit Connect?

The emergency brake on my Ford Transit Connect feels a little off. What steps do I need to take to properly adjust the handbrake in my Ford transit?

Answer
Keeping your handbrake in the right position is a smart way to stay safe in dangerous situations. Plus, it’s easy to adjust! You can follow these steps to adjust the handbrake on your Ford Transit Connect:
  • Pop off the rubber/vinyl fabric surrounding the base of the handbrake—you may need a screwdriver to complete this step.
  • Locate the bolt at the base of your handbrake.
  • Using your wrench, tighten or loosen the bolt according to the adjustment you’d like to make.
  • Loosening the bolt will soften the brakes, while tightening it will stiffen them.
And that’s it!
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 17, 2021
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