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#16 StanH

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

Still don 't know exactly what it was, but the guy from the garage eventually just drove it up the suspension and it cleared it.

 

I will obviously get the brakes checked properly, but for now, at least I am mobile again - phew!

 

Thanks for all the suggestions  



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#17 alexp999

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:06 PM

If it appeared to drive up the suspension (i.e lift up at front and dip at the back) it must have only been the rear brakes that were seized.

 

Do you have rear drums or discs?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:35 PM

Put in in either 1st or reverese n try rocking it to release.... if it don't work give it loads of beans..... yet again jack it uo n try spinning the wheels

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

The mk2 rear cable feeds through various clips that can rust up wd40 will help just get under the rear look at the rear hub pass side and drivers and youll see where the cable runs follow it and youll see where the cables fed through a metal grommet give all points a soak in wd40 leave for 10 mins then work the handbrake cable its worth noting the rear drums are prone to sticking slightly in cold wet conditions like winter so if possible leave the handbrake off or loose

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

Thanks, artscot, I will certainly give that a go - and be less forceful with  the handbrake



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:13 AM

Common issue with the rear drums happened on my mk1 too so ide do the above every few months

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