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Handbrake does not hold

Like the title says, handbrake doesnt hold, like at all almost.
The pads and discs are fairly new and the footbrake holds normally and no screeching sound comes out of them.
I have checked that the handbrake lever on the caliber does move when the handbrake is pulled, the handbrake lever inside the car is stiff as hell tho.
The stiffness came with me tightening the cables. It takes almost 2 hands to pull it all the way up atm. but still they dont hold basically at all, im able to spin the tire with my hands even when the handbrake lever is fully pulled up.

So any suggestions what might be broken or worn down ? Cables, caliber ? or is the stiffness just from corrosion probably and i should grease everything as good ?
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Re: Handbrake does not hold

Try some WD40 first. You may need to remove the cable from the car to get it working proper.

Unfortunately some of Honda Prelude cable housings rusted. A famous one is the cable that goes between the climate control and heater hose that causes the system to be stuck where it was last used since sliding the temp adjuster does not cause the valve for heated water entering the heater core to move.

It may be that the cable housing is rusted and will not let the cable move freely due to rust filling the gap between the housing and cable.

And unfortuneatly Honda is out of stock on the right side cable.

Check out Honda Parts Now dot com, chassis for the diagrams and part numbers. Perhaps your local dealer may still have some if yours is beyond repair.
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Re: Handbrake does not hold

Remove the cables from both calipers.

Have someone pull the handbrake and see if the cables retract. If they do - Great!

If they don't - you need to bleed the calipers very very well, or worst case replace them.
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