Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

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Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

Post by brush46 » Fri May 08, 2020 10:40 am

Hi
Could anyone please advise how to remove the plastic handbrake grip, as i wish to replace the gaiter. I have tried to tap it off carefully,but no success.
Probably stuck on over time.
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Re: Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

Post by Caprigear » Fri May 08, 2020 12:17 pm

On the mk2/3 the gaiter has a press stud that unclips so you can open up the gaiter and slide it over the handbrake grip, does the MK1 not have it? It is usually on the underside of the gaiter so isn't clearly seen.
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Re: Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

Post by brush46 » Fri May 08, 2020 2:56 pm

Hi
Thanks for the swift reply. Unfortunately the Mk 1 gaiter does not have the press stud as the Mk 2. The diameter of the gaiter access is the same as the handbrake shaft itself, therefore the grip has to be removed, in order to remove the gaiter. I am sure the grip should slide off somehow.

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Re: Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

Post by Mc Tool » Sat May 09, 2020 2:42 am

:xd: if you dont have a mk1 capri handbrake grip puller you could try pouring boiling water on it :lol:
Seriously , a bit of heat from a heat gun or even use your hairdryer to warm the grip up a bit will help get it off......and dont slam your elbow into the dash when it comes off.
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Mk1 Capri Handbrake gaiter

Post by brush46 » Sat May 09, 2020 10:02 am

Thanks very much, that's a good idea i'll give it a try!

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