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    hand brake sticking

    hi every one,i drive a gsi turbo and when ive parked up for a while and used my hand brake it seems to stick on u can hear the thud of it releasing wen u reverse. its ok when im pulling away forward, my mates also does the same is this a comen problem or a fault.???

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    Its caused by a build up of dirt, there are 2 options: A garage can take the brakes apart and de-dust and clean them, or you can also ry driving at around 10-15mph and gentlly pulling the handbrake on (not enough to lock the wheels) this can help clean them out.

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    As Dave says, it's either a build up of dirt, or it can be the high steel content in the pads can rust to the disc if there's enough moisture present.
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    i get the pads sticking in the wet/damp still and i cleaned the brakes a few weeks ago when i gave them a paint
    as zs said its down to the steel in the pads

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    thanks for the info ile give them a clean.

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