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    cold weather

    my handbrake froze on solid this morning, pulled out my space car felt crap, tried to reverse it and it wouldnt move, so had to go round the block so i could pull forward into my space, dragged the tyres for a bit then they freed up but turned the disc blue with the heat from the friction. hope there is no lasting damage.
    so keep your handbrakes off in this bad weather, or walk to work in mins 4 degrees like me

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    be carefull with hand brake, when come winter-days i never pull up her..

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    never had this happen, What bit actually freezes?

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    I have not seen them do that

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    who dont have disk brakes on rear side, have problems with that...

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    but car.crash does have disc brakes....

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    Does the handbrake use the rear caliper then?

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    it does yes, which is why I was wonderig which bit could of frozen?

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    i never herd this happed, doesnt sound good though
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    i`ve never had them freeze before but a good few years ago when i used to work away, my car would be sat on the drive all week and the rears would sometimes rust solid, if it wouldn`t break free by just moving the car then a tap with a mallet would usually help!

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