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Handbrake adjustment

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Hi All.

We have an 02 4.8 manual patrol, and to put it mildly, the handbrake doesn't work. Reef it on, and if there is a slope, the car will roll. At the moment, all that is holding the car is the fact we are leaving it in gear.
How hard is it to adjust the handbrake, and what should we look out for?
Should anything be replaced, or will a simple adjustment do?
Has anyone ever done this at home before?

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I'm wondering if anyone has done the shoes on the 4.8... I've adjusted mine all the way inside to max and it still does not hold the vehicle when the car is parked on a slope. It will hold if the car is facing forwards down the slope but not if it has it's back facing down hill.

I guess they must be buggered, but I've never done shoes like this before. Done drums on a hilux and courier, but never a disc/drum setup...
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