Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 08:10:38 GMT
From: (Brandon Thomas)
Subject: Re: Handbrake Seizes ON

On Fri, 07 Feb 2003 01:33:45 -0500, Malcolm W. Mason <> wrote: >I feel that i must apologize for posting this a second time but the >first time did not produce any answers. So here it is again: > >"After three sets of rear calipers (all rebuilt) and a lot of >fiddlingby a so-called brake specialis, if I try to use the hand brake >to doanything more than hold on a very , very gentle grade, the rear >brakesseize or lock on. I can release this by stomping on the brakes >several times at about 5 to 10 MPH > >The brake guy trips something on or near the caliper(s). and this >causes them to release only to seize again if the brake is set >normally. It sounds like the cable might not be releasing. A through cleaning and perhaps some lubricant would be helpful. Otherwise, it sounds like it's the cable might be catching or snagging on something or has been attached incorrectly. Good luck, let us know what you find. Brandon

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