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rkneeshaw
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Update: handbrake switch new
#1082677 (Re: rkneeshaw) 10/23/05 01:02 AM

Got under the car today, and cables are good. Seems that something is screwed up on the passenger-side rear caliper. The "hook" that hte ebrake cables pull on wont budge either way. Seems its stuck in the engaged position. Time for another caliper I expected the reman units to last longer than 20 months.

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Stazi
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Re: Update: handbrake switch new
#1083074 (Re: rkneeshaw) 10/23/05 09:21 PM

Are you sure the cable isn't screwed. Does the lver feel like it easier to engage than before the problems started occuring.

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rkneeshaw
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Re: Update: handbrake switch new
#1083310 (Re: Stazi) 10/24/05 03:14 AM

Ya, thats what tipped me off something was wack, the handbrake lever pulled up super easy. Makes sense, since the one caliper was stuck in the "engaged" position. I disconnected the cable from the suspect caliper and am able to move it in and out by pulling on it with pliars, moves ok. Now the caliper is a different story. After disconnecting the cable and getting the caliper off the car, I still cant budge that little "hook" on the caliper. The other caliper that is still good moves quite freely with a screwdriver for leverage.

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