bad rear calipers

If the piston in the rear calipers is stuck and not braking properly, the handbrake won't be able to stop the rear wheels.

Inspect calipers, if piston is super rusty replace it or buy new calipers.

worn brake pads or discs

Worn brake pads don't offer much stopping power, the same goes with a won brake disc.

Inspect them and replace them, especially if you didn't in the past 4 years.


 

Loose handbrake cable

A loose cable may prevent the handbrake to have the proper tension to stop the rear brakes.

Click HERE to see how to tighten it.