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Re: Megane II rear brakes

Hmm - not sure I follow - I have a mechanical handbrake, so basically calipers have return springs inside. Let's say that my guide pins and caliper carriers are ideal, so no rust - all lubed correctly.
What you're saying is that from non-driving and non-using the handbrake, the cables could easily seize, correct?

Once cables seize and if you pull the handbrake, return spring needs more power to release the piston (the piston can run smooth, but springs can't handle the seizing in the cables), correct?

If so, this is quite interesting - I always thought that rear calipers seize in the piston area from non-usage, rather than cable area.

Either way, seizing happens from not using the handbrake often enough, correct?
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