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Guess who's parking break is stuck?

Postby gungnir007 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:07 am

This guy! 2nd time it's happened. Last time I had to replace the caliper on the passenger side. This time, the driver's side. Is there a way to unstick the break cable without doing another caliper? or is it already done for?
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Re: Guess who's parking break is stuck?

Postby LensVagen » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:49 pm

I would replace the caliber... at least now you know that its done and wont have issues down the road. I would do it sometime this week... itll be the last warm days you have....
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Re: Guess who's parking break is stuck?

Postby VWildVR6er » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:46 am

Hi Cory, welcome to the forums!

So let me get this straight... You're positive that it's the cable that is stuck? I ask because I can think of a couple different reasons why an e-brake cable would stick. Typically, it is because the cable has worn through the protective sleeve somewhere, and moisture has penetrated into the metal part of it and rusted the cable. If this is the case, I would suggest you buy a replacement cable and then cut out the old one. That's how I've done it in the past.

When you have that out, make sure that the mechanical portion of the brake caliper isn't seized up. If it is, try spraying it down with a heavy duty lubricant and working it free. If that doesn't work, replace the caliper. Like Lenny said, it could be worth it to replace it just for peace of mind.
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