How to Fix a Loose Handbrake on Your Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake Sparco Mod

If you’re an avid racing gamer, you know how important it is to have a reliable and sturdy handbrake on your racing setup. The Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake Sparco Mod is a popular choice for sim racers, but over time, the handbrake can become loose and lose its tension. If you’re experiencing this issue, don’t worry. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to fix a loose handbrake on your Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake Sparco Mod.

Step 1: Open the Case

To begin, you’ll need to open the case of your handbrake. The case is held together by 10 bolts: two in front, four in back, four on the top. Remove these bolts to open the cover.

Step 2: Apply Gel

Once you’ve opened the case, you’ll need to apply a gel to the metal parts to restore the tension. It’s important to use a gel that can stretch and is specifically designed for use on metal parts. In the video, the user recommends using Loctite gel, but any similar product should work.

Step 3: Tighten the Nut

After applying the gel, you’ll need to tighten the nut that holds the handbrake in place. To do this, use a key to screw the nut back in, making sure to hold the handbrake in place while you do so.

Step 4: Adjust the Tension

Once you’ve tightened the nut, you’ll need to adjust the tension of the handbrake to your liking. The user in the video recommends tightening the spring until you feel some resistance, but not too much.

Step 5: Reassemble and Test

Once you’re satisfied with the tension, it’s time to reassemble the handbrake. Dust the interior of the case with compressed air, then reattach the cover and tighten the bolts. Test the handbrake to make sure it’s working properly.


With these simple steps, you can restore the tension to your Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake Sparco Mod and get back to racing with confidence. Remember to use a gel designed for metal parts, tighten the nut while holding the handbrake in place, and adjust the tension to your liking. With a little bit of effort, you’ll have a handbrake that feels as good as new. Happy racing!

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