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Emergency brake issues


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964075 posted 01/19/11 11:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have had an issue with my e-brake, what it does is when it's below frezzing the brake sticks on and I cannot take it out until it thaws or I just drive with it. I took my car to a carwash the other day and when I went into it the brake was kinda froze on. The heated water from the wash thawed it out I guess and it was released. Why is it doing this? What could it be sticking to?


Edited by Red_Bird (01/19/11 08:24 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964104 posted 01/19/11 02:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You have moisture in the parking brake cable. Replace it or try flushing it out with WD-40 on a non freezing day. On boats I'll send a good silicone based lube into the throttle cables, but I usually end up replacing the cables anyways



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964114 posted 01/19/11 03:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not that I currently find it an issue but... when I worked at a ski resort I soon found you don't use the e-brake when it's below freezing after driving in the wet or snow. I watched about ten people a day learn that leson as well



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964177 posted 01/19/11 07:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Not that I currently find it an issue but... when I worked at a ski resort I soon found you don't use the e-brake when it's below freezing after driving in the wet or snow. I watched about ten people a day learn that leson as well






Well, that would be obvious. However, it has just been very DRY and cold here.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964183 posted 01/19/11 07:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
when did you last flush your brake fluid? It can & will absorb moisture over time & may be a culprit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964185 posted 01/19/11 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I came in here just to find out what a barke is, and I'm sorely disappointed.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 964200 posted 01/19/11 08:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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I came in here just to find out what a barke is, and I'm sorely disappointed.





Damn it! How did I miss that?? Sorry to disappoint, I will address this issue by forming a task force & following all corrective actions until it is resolved.

EDIT: It is resolved, now back to the topic.


Edited by steveGLS (01/19/11 08:27 PM)

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