handbrake stuck

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handbrake stuck

Postby cococola » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Ive had morris jacked up for nearly a week whilst welding and today I drove out of the garage and the brakes were stuck on on the drivers side rear. The handbrake lever has no tigh feel when applying so I wonder if Ive disconected or locked on something whilst I was working on the car?
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Re: handbrake stuck

Postby Custard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 pm

Was the handbrake on all the time you were working on it?

If it was and it stuck on then the handbrake cable on that side would just go loose but the shoes would stay on.

Have you reversed a bit that can sometimes loosen them a bit.

Were you welding close to it, it is possible to melt the nylon liner.

If that is a possibility disconnect the handbrake at the wheel and see if that frees it, that would prove it is the cable and not the wheel cylinder/linkage.

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Re: handbrake stuck

Postby cococola » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi Sean
I disconected the handbrake on the one side and was able to manually pull the cable back and forth and gave it a good lube at the same time as it was partially seized. Ive managed to free it up sufficient towork properly again.
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