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Horror story: Don’t do it yourself

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Horror Story Ford Focus Photo 2-2

A bit of D.I.Y. here on the brakes of a Ford Focus, seen by Robert McKinnon of McKinnon Bros Garage, North Ayrshire.

This was presented for a retest with the near side rear handbrake repaired by the owner!   - As he didn't know how to back off the cable adjuster, he decided to extend the cable length with a plastic cable tie to the new calliper. Quite worrying to think what could have happened had the tie broken when the vehicle was unattended.

An excellent example of the common saying “A little knowledge can be dangerous”

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