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Drum brake cylinder/handbrake

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Hey all, 

Went to bleed my brakes last week as I was getting some sponginess on the pedal. Came to rear drivers side and some dingus had snapped the bleed screw off inside the wheel cylinder. 

I've replaced the cylinder and bled the system, but my handbrake now has a really short travel (maybe 3-4 clicks) whereas before replacing the cylinder it had at least double that. 

Should I be concerned about this or is there anything I should be checking? Been out for a spin and brakes are really spot on since bleeding 

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If the handbrake works evenly both sides no problem. Oh, and check there's no binding on each side (check the back wheels spin freely when jacked up).

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On 7/24/2019 at 1:31 PM, mk2 said:

If the handbrake works evenly both sides no problem. Oh, and check there's no binding on each side (check the back wheels spin freely when jacked up).

All seems to be in order, im not complaining like cause I'm based in sheffield and its hilly as **** so will probably be slack again in 6 months! 

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