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About sargan

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  • My outfit Sorento KX2 * twin axle trailer
  • County/Town Neath
  • Country United Kingdom

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  • Gender Male
  • Location S. Wales
  • Interests indoor hang-gliding, underwater opera singing

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  1. sargan added an answer to a question Brakes locking on reversing   

    Been reversing this trailer up this drive for 4 years ... it has a run on horizontal before the incline.
    Jacked it up yesterday ... al 4 wheels totally free .. no drag at all, apply handbrake and all lock up.
    Depending what you read gives different advice ... but with handbrake off if I try pulling Bowden wires .. there is no play, manual says to have 6 - 8mm.   So would need to slacken off rod where it joins compensator.  Rusted solid, tried release fluid .. even heat would not budge it.
    Have ordered new rods and will cut off the old one, and fit new rod, and connector at compensator and new Clevis pin assembly at hitch end. Set up as per manual and try again.
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  2. sargan added an answer to a question Brakes locking on reversing   

    That pdf is incredibly badly written, I did have that, I also have Indespension manual.
    The brake adjustments are as described... I.e. adjuster advanced until she’ll locks then back off until free.
    The Autoreverse cam & spring are not removed or adjusted (there is none) during a service.
    when hand brake activates handle is in 90 degree position.
    if you have any suggestions glad to receive them.
     Maybe linkage rod needs adjustement will look at that today .... but as braked handle is at 90 degrees book says it’s correct.
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  3. sargan added a question in Workshop   

    Brakes locking on reversing
    Twin axles ... with Alko brakes,.
    Driving fwd bakes fine, hand brake fine .... so pretty sure brake adjustment at drums all OK.
    When I reverse (esp if up incline) brakes lock on.
    If I decouple the hitch, and push manually will go backwards fine ... so it must be related to the push rod activation  .... and whatever it does to Alko reverse override.
    Any suggestions ?
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  4. sargan added a topic in Tow Cars   

    Warning of KIA Sorento towing issue
    If you have a heavy rig to tow ... you might like to be aware that the manual Sorento has significant issues with Dual Mass Flywheel slip.

    KIA have now accdepted there is a problem ... no outcome yet ...
    If you have or are considerring a Sorento worth taking a look at:

    My Sorento is comfortable, tows well on flat, but struggles with burning clutch on hill starts or reversing up even a slight slope.

    The Hyundia Santa Fe which is a sibling car sharing many componets and made in same factory has even had DMF chnaged to standard clutch on some cars ..
    Take a look at attached doc.
    Dual Mass Flywheel Problem.pdf

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