Re: Adjusting Spider hand brakes
Apologies again, I'm getting in a mddle as usual. I've been following a similar tale relating to the earlier spider. I think you'll find that you don't have a seperate drum, all operated through the disk caliper. However you adjust the cable the thing to be certain of is that the operating lever on the back of the claiper returns to it's stop. If not it will inhibit the self-adjust. If the self adjustment doesnt work properly I think there's little alternative to taking the claiper of and stripping and cleaning it thoroughly. It might not work even then, in which case you know at least that you really do need anew one! The age of yuor car though indicates it shouldn't have got to that yet. If it's seen much of the Trelleborg winter, my guess is dirst and salt mean the cables or the exposed part of the mechanism is sticking. We also had problems (documented I think) with our 146 handbrake in winter. The cables always froze!
Doesn't say that in the manual