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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
I have no handbrake and rear brakes are stuck on i will be looking underneath again



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Do you mean it's like the cable snapped?

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Perhaps the brake is stuck fully on?

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
Perhaps the compensator is bound up and stuck in more or less an "on" position? Not much else that can "lock" anything on unless something hit a cable guide hard, closing it up (don't ask me how I know this can happen, say, from a broken u-joint causing an axle to flail around and smash things...). Or you have an odd hydraulic problem?



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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, FL, USA   USA
The rachet mechanism can jam and cause that.
Another cause is if the cable somehow gets fouled by something underneath that tensions it and applies the brakes.

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
I pulled up at home after 2 days of driving applied handbrake,when i went to put car away there is no tension on handbrake lever,i will investigate when i get home today,oh and it ran flawlessly for almost 300 miles over the 2 days



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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
All is good at the rear it is something to do with the cabin end i applied and released the brake lever and the brakes released



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1533432 by Andy-Sherry All is good at the rear it is something to do with the cabin end i applied and released the brake lever and the brakes released

Andy,
Could it have been a case of applying the handbrake to hot drums and not being able to release it when the drums had cooled? Then later, when even cooler, the brake had released. Good it has released now anyway.
All the best,
Paul

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
My guess is carpet fibers in the top of the cable.

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