Mk3 Front Parking Brake On A Manual?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
It sounds and feels like after you stop, apply the handbrake and put the car in neutral, when you go to put the car in gear to move off again the front disc brakes are released. It is like the car is applying the front brakes automatically if the handbrake is up and the car is in neutral.
My engine doesn't have the Stop-Start feature, but I'm guessing it is doing this under the same conditions as the Stop-Start system would turn the engine off/on.
Is this right? It seems like quite a neat feature, but at the same time, if it is not a feature and the knock is actually a problem I need to get it back to the garage.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:22 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:24 PM
I have felt the hill start assist in action on slopes were it only lets go of the brake when you actually move, but this is releasing as I engage a gear.
Does the system simply grab the brakes every time you stop then if on a flat lets go as you engage a gear, or on a slope lets go when you start moving then?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:00 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:04 PM
What made me think brakes and not a gearbox noise, is that this morning when I went to reverse out of my drive, as I engaged reverse, I heard the faint clunk and the car "dropped" forward ever so slightly.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:18 PM
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