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How do you adjust the Handbrake on a 147


My girlfriend parked the alfa on a slope outside work yesterday and mentioned that the car started rolling back.. so she left it in gear.

I have told her to always leave the car in gear from now on, but I would like to tighten the handbrake just in case.

Please can you tell me where the adjusting nut is on a 2003 147 JTD?

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Re: How do you adjust the Handbrake on a 147

the tension adjuster is under the handbrake in the 156, might be the same in the 147 mate.

Its cable operated even tho the drawing makes it look hydraulic.
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Re: How do you adjust the Handbrake on a 147


Hello Delta,

I too believe the adjuster should be under the handbrake as on the 156.

Just peel back the handbrake base leather / rubber cover inside the car and there should be a large (14mm ish ?) nut to adjust.


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Re: How do you adjust the Handbrake on a 147

Never physically had to adjust the cable tension, on any Fiats, Lancias, or indeed the Alfa we have. The self adjusting mechanism contained within the hydraulics works sufficiently well IMO.:
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