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Hi,

I believe based on reading other posts that a noise emanating from my back left wheel is because of the handbrake. What I can’t find is any information on how to rectify the issue. Please can someone offer some advice or links to relevant information. Thanks

The car is a SLK 170 230 Kompressor year 2000.

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Chris
 

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did you just get new wheels? i had a clicking noise problem when the supplied lugnuts were too long... and the clicking/vibration could be felt in the handbrake. I filed down the lugnuts, but eventually just asked the seller for new ones.

hope this helps!
 

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this one is dead too:confused:
 

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It's not the wheel studs as the noise is still there when the wheel is removed. Pulling the handbrake on slighty when moving decreases the noise.
I think i need to adjust or replace the handbrake parts, i've been looking but can't find any "how to" information on this, any pointers anyone?

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I have discovered the cause of the noise, the wheel nuts are hitting the “brake shoe expander” as the wheel rotates, and that is why when I pull the handbrake on when I’m moving the sound disappears. I also have a slight squeal as the spring holding the brake pad down is also touched by the wheel nuts.

I am going to tighten the handbrake cable as I believe this will fix it.
 

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There is no way that the wheel bolts can come in contact with the park brake components unless you have non stock wheels or bolts. The bolts stop just beyond the threaded hub on the axel.

What has been changed over the course of the life of your car?

Of course there is always the possibility that something has broken loose on the parking brake assembly, that might be something you want to look at more closely. A loose spring or something?


By the way, welcome to the site... :D

When you get a chance, please add your location and model/year SLK to your avatar, it often helps to answer questions.
 
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