Bound brake disc

Bound brake disc

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D_Mike

Original Poster:

5,301 posts

210 months

Friday 29th July 2005
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A quick technical query if thats okay...

On my Nova (really!) the right rear brake disc seems to be bound (the wheel is locked solid), after the car was parked up for a long time... (With the handbrake on... my brother did it...) The wheel doesn't turn at all even though I have tried driving the car... How do I fix it? :)

GreenV8S

29,022 posts

254 months

Saturday 30th July 2005
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When you release the handbrake, does the cable to that side go loose? If not, I suspect you have a seized cable, snip the end and replace. If the cable does go slack you'e got a harder problem, either the handbrake mechanism seized or shoes have rusted onto the drum. Both are going to be a b*gger to fix.

D_Mike

Original Poster:

5,301 posts

210 months

Saturday 30th July 2005
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thanks I shall try and have a look later though I suspect that this a problem that is beyond my means to fix... I don't even have axle stands and dont't fancy having a go with the car just jacked up...