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post #38 of (permalink) Old 27th November 2015
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Re: Sticking Hand brake

If the brakes are in good order you should be able to leave the handbrake fully applied for at least a month. Many folks do it when going on holiday. Plus cars in cold artic climates should be able to cope.

If the problem persists then something is amiss. I have seen this problem numerous times on Renaults and the least work I would do is to clean the brake drums with course emery paper and renew the brake shoes and check out the self-adjustment mechanism is clean and working correctly. If that doesn't cure the problem then it will involve checking further. I have seen cases were drums, cylinders, return spring kits, drums, handbrake cables and the self-adjuster renewed.

It is not uncommon for this problem to raise its ugly head just before the brake linings start to delaminate from their shoes.
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