| | Handbrake problem
On my 2002 Mini, the handbrake does not affect the right rear tire. The problem is fairly urgent, as it was only discovered by the people doing the mandated regular checkup, thus making non-essential driving illegal.
The cable appeared stuck (the spring being in the always on position when I looked at it) so replacing that seemed the obvious choice. The new cable, while moving more than the old one, did not fix the actual problem though. I do know that replacing the entire brake assembly would in all likelihood fix the problem, but am reluctant to do so as despite the handbrake's problems, the rear brakes all work perfectly well. However, I can't find any in-depth guides to the part between the handbrake cable and the actual brake assembly (I might not have known the right term to search for, English being a third language, at least technically, for me)
Can I fix this problem without buying new rear brakes (one new brake and one old one probably also being imbalanced enough to become a problem)?