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Post by gemdeco on Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:51 am

Hi All
    Help! after being parked up for 2 months I cannot get the handbrake off am I doing some thing wrong with the peculiar mechanism the button does not seem to want to go fully in,thanks in advance
   Alan
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Post by daisy mae on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:00 pm

I You might be able to spray with something cannot say what as I don`t know enough which are suitable for most materials, WD40 comes to mind not if plastics are involved,  just asked my husband, he said it depends whereabouts  it is jammed, could be several things, someone else will be along who knows for sure.
Good luck.

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Post by gemdeco on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi All
    thanks for looking just did not have my  3 shreded wheat this morning just needed that extra pull to get the ratchet off and now it is OK
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      Alan
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Post by daisy mae on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:24 pm

Result, brilliant.

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Post by groundhog on Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:58 pm

Glad you are now sorted.

I would never leave the van parked with the handbrake on for any period of time, always in park if an auto or in gear if not and if necessary with chocks. Leaving the handbrake on for long periods can cause damage to the discs and pads resulting in brake squeal at the least and at worst needing total replacement.
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Post by breakaleg on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:42 am

If you put your foot on the foot brake at the same time, this gives you a better chance of releasing the handbrake (takes the pressure off)
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Post by tony50 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:01 pm

As said above don't leave hand brake on for too long a period as the metal in the hand brake shoes will rust and "Stick" to the brake drums quite often , the hand brake drums are incorporated in the rear brake discs, I have on many occasions had to remove the wheels and tap the  inner part of the discs to release the hand brake and or riggle the hand brake cables.

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