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Fitted new rear discs and shoes and cables. was in for MOT

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fitted new rear discs and shoes and cables. was in for MOT test today and failed .parking brake only 10% efficient. MOT examiner cant understand why.
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: This is the parking brake - shouldnt concern brake fluid
JA: What is the model of your '10 Honda?
Customer: CRV dti
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It waas serviced in garage. they fitted new rear discs both sides ,fitted new brake shoes ,fitted new cables. it wasnt working efficiently so I took it back - they took off the discs and shoes and cleaned them and refitted and readjusted them.
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Thats it.

Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in just answer.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hello Sebastian hope you can help.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I'll stay with typing
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hello. You appear to have taken £28 out of my account without my authority and I still havent had an answer from you.

Dear customer, I would like to know what the car does when you activate the handbrake, does it still move?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
it still moves. Brake only holds on level ground.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.

Dear customer I think the handbrake is not calibrated and that is why it is not working properly because I see that you replaced the cable, calipers, disc etc...I don't see why the handbrake shouldn't work unless the handbrake lever is the problem.

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