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Hand brake jammed on?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by shifty_uk, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. shifty_uk

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    Just got up to take the GF to work but the car won't reverse out the drive.

    I reversed it last night and heard a clunking noise from the back wheel, pulled into the garage and the hand brake felt somewhat light. Now it just won't reverse out the drive, I've tried easing it out but no matter how hard I try the car won't move! Reverses back to a certain point and the car goes up as if there's something under the back left wheel.
     
  2. Lopéz

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    Is it disc or drum? Certainly sounds like it's jammed on, which makes me think drum brakes and the shoe has possibly come adrift inside the drum.
     
  3. shifty_uk

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    Drum I would imagine. It's a Renault Clio.
     
  4. squerble

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    Isn't a Fiesta by any chance is it?

    I had a Fiesta that did this, turns out the brake pad for the handbrake fell off the shoe and jammed in between the drum and the other brake pad.
     
  5. Lopéz

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    Time to get out ze big 'ammer.
     
  6. Disco Boy

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    have you tried going forwards? My girlfriend's drums seize when the car is sat sometimes. They will only release when she moves forwards rather than backwards. She has the problem that she goes onto her drive forwards though :p but it only needs to go a few inches
     
  7. shifty_uk

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    Can't, there's a wall infront of the car unfortunately. :(
     
  8. gbradders123

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    give the drums a thrash with a big hammer, should ping of then.
     
  9. Disco Boy

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    there isn't even a few inches? :(
     
  10. shifty_uk

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    Looks like it'll have to be this!
    Yeah, I had roughly just under a metre but it didn't help.
     
  11. shifty_uk

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    Whacking the drum with a mallet failed! I managed to get the car out the drive but the back wheel didn't budge. Drove back into the drive and it appeared to stick on whilst moving forward beyond a certain point.

    Just what I needed on Easter Monday!

    I'm only 0.1 miles from home, so I doubt the RAC would come out :p
     
  12. gbradders123

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    could be the cable seized, looks like you will have to whip the drum offf then! what apain!
     
  13. shifty_uk

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    Mechanic is either coming tonight or tomorrow. Any ideas what this is going to cost, require and the length of time it's likely to take for any repairs? Tomorrow is our only day off the entire week, I didn't want to leave the car in a workshop all day. :(
     
  14. Lopéz

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    Until the drum cover is off you (and he) won't know anything.
     
  15. Jonny ///M

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    Who you getting to work on it?
     
  16. shifty_uk

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    Some chap from EK Jonny, recommended by a neighbour. Last garage(in Hillhouse) I took the car to was a joke.
     
  17. Jonny ///M

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    Aye good. Was it Falconers garage you used before? He's my neighbour and was shocking last two times my brother used him.
     
  18. shifty_uk

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    Alison Autos(I think?) on Pollock Avenue?
     
  19. Jonny ///M

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    Ah right I know that one! I wouldn't like to use that one either ;)

    Good luck with getting it fixed anyway. I had fun removing a hub nut and drum before on a Renault :o
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  20. shifty_uk

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    Aye, never again. Asked me to drop the car off at 9am, then pick it up later that night just to fix a blown bulb he didn't fit properly! Told him where to go and bought a new one myself.

    Can't get it off myself, had the tyres changed recently and they've screwed the damn thing on too tight.
     


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