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It sounds like a frozen caliper. I had to rebuild mine, and I replaced the cable just in case.

Unless you park on a hill, just leave the car in a stout gear (like reverse), and don't use the brake at all.

Or don't use it when it's damp out.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by spnx:
It sounds like a frozen caliper. </font>

That is it. Dam expensive to replace
If you have to.

Someone said we should be lubricating the caliper pins. Can anyone explain this a bit better? (Where and how to?)


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would changing the two rear calipers and the line be that expensive for a DIY? and would that be better than rebuilding the calipers? I think I heard that Pep Boys has rear calipers for our cars?(can anyone confirm that?) I'm really tired of having to shut the car off and park on gear everytime I get out of the car.

Horus, I read your posting from a few months ago and Im just curious how u got rid of this problem.
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I'm not sure about the rear brakes but I rebuilt the front calipers and it wasn't a very difficult job at all. You can get the rebuild kit from a dealer for about 10 bucks. Otherwise just stop using the parking brake. A friend of mine never uses his because he had a car once with a broken handbrake and got in the habit of using the tranny as a parking brake.
 
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would parking with the tranny( using gears) instead of the parking brake cause any problems on the gears? (I heard this myth from some unreliable source and I just want to make sure). what do you guys think about that?
thanks,
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Hey guys, has anybody encountered the parking brake problem I'm having? basically when ever I engage it, the only way to release it is if you crawl under the car and force it off by hand at the release point(if I just pull down the handle, it just feels real loose and the brakes still hold the car) . Okay so my question is, does this sound like a frozen caliper? or a cable problem? and how can I check for the calipers?
Thanks in advance,
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One of mine could be salvaged. But the second caliper was seized beyond repair. (Dam salt) Anyway I had to buy a new one for that left rear one. Once that was taken care of my cable just need to be re-attached (re-tightened really) If I knew what to do to keep them from seizing up I’d do it. But I’m not going to start lubricating my breaks unless I know exactly where.

Lubing breaks makes me think of warnings like: Don't paint heat detectors or Don't use around open flame.
 
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Thanks everybody for your inputs. I haven't decided on what to do yet as my finances are low at the moment, but I'll definitly let you guys know how I do if I ever find a quick fix.
Thanks again,
Nick
 

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I retightened the e-brake cable behind the handle and wd-40 the back of rear brake calipers (by the springs and moving parts on cable) and it worked for me.

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My left rear froze up on my car. Since your handle is really loose, it's not the cable (unless it broke). I PB Blasted the big nut (heh heh) that the spring is mounted on, and worked the lever several times. That worked like a charm. You should check to see that your rear brakes aren't dragging, or you are going to run into higher cost quickly.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by redman007:
I retightened the e-brake cable behind the handle and wd-40 the back of rear brake calipers (by the springs and moving parts on cable) and it worked for me.

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the wd-40 thing, didn't quite work on mine. and another thing is that the parking brake doesn't hold the right rear side at all(I suspect a snapped cable?) Anyone know where I can get the cable? I tried trak auto and pep boys and they don't have it.
 

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On mine, the mechanical lever on the caliper stuck in the on position, then when I put the hand brake lever down, there was enough slack in the cable to simply unhook it. I thought I had a broken cable too. Make sure you check before you order one.



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Driven97:
On mine, the mechanical lever on the caliper stuck in the on position, then when I put the hand brake lever down, there was enough slack in the cable to simply unhook it. I thought I had a broken cable too. Make sure you check before you order one.

Okay thanks I'll do that, I'm just waiting on a sunny day to come by.


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broken cable is definately a possibilty, i had one broken cable, and the brake would stick. $45 and 2 hours later, it worked great.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Fast91SER:
broken cable is definately a possibilty, i had one broken cable, and the brake would stick. $45 and 2 hours later, it worked great.


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Do you know any online stores where I can get one from? I live in the middle of nowhere and all we got is NAPA around here.
Thanks,
Nick
 
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