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2008 Smart fortwo no handbrake.

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Hello I just bought a 2008 smart fortwo but there's one problem the handbrake does not engage at all, I can pull the lever up and down and nothing happens I've seen some posts about this but, nothing really in detail. Also the engine was swapped.
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ok i'll look into that. Thank you!
Update! I just fixed it this week and i had to unhook the bolts and realign everything back together. My E brake was stuck in the up position and had red break logo on the dashboard with a continuous beep sound. I was discouraged to really touch anything on this car but I finally did it and everything's working great! thanks for all the help vadsoom, I did had to readjust my rear brake drum as well.
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I just did a engine swap well a complete subframe, 2008 brabus into a 2013 passion and the parking brake was up when I reinstalled it so I’m guessing that means I’ll have to do it the jack back under it take the bolts out and lower it and then put it back in? Is there no way to remove the lever from the inside?
I had to drop the engine because the way the previous owner put everything together, they just put the new engine in, bent the E brake slapped it together and just sold the car.
So how do you know if it’s in the right spot? I can’t find a diagram or anything. I can pull up and wiggle the rod all sorts of ways but I don’t know if the rod is in correctly or not. I really hate lowering the subframe so much. Now I’ve lost a front bolt somehow it grew legs
Search on google "handbrake-cable-disconnect smart fortwo" It should be the first link from the site evilution; this will show you how it should look and connect. I used this and some youtube videos of other cars
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