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Postby tatoes » 28 Feb 2020, 01:47

can any body tell me why just my nearside rear wheel keeps lockingon after being stood for fewdays many thanks
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Re: brakes

Postby Mocki » 28 Feb 2020, 08:08

dirt and or rust in / on the caliper piston
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Re: brakes

Postby DanGleebles » 28 Feb 2020, 08:12

Common problem if it's been standing a while. I leave mine in gear and the handbrake off if it's not going anywhere for a while.
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Re: brakes

Postby kevtherev » 29 Feb 2020, 20:36

tatoes wrote:can any body tell me why just my nearside rear wheel keeps lockingon after being stood for fewdays many thanks

The fluid is hygroscopic, so it absobs water, this will corrode stuff.
The fluid sould ideally be changed every two years
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Postby clift_d » 29 Feb 2020, 20:45

The other thing worth checking is the handbrake cable ‘grommets’ - there are plastic sleeves where the two cables pass through the frame just aft of the handbrake cable ‘splitter’. Over time the action of the cables can wear a groove in the plastic which can grip and hold on to the brake cable even though you’ve released the handbrake.

Chock your wheels, and put your van in gear with the engine off - so there’s no risk of it moving. Then release the handbrake and reach under side of the van to wiggle the relevant cable underneath side to side. Remove the chocks, get back in and start up to see if it has cured the problem.
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