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    Handbrake Problem.

    hi, went out in my car yesterday, drove it for a couple miles into town and parked it up, came back about an hour late and started the car up went to release the handbrake and it was much harder then usual to release, i had to push it quite firmly to actually get to the bottom. you can feel the stiffness when pulling it up as well.
    Any ideas what it could be??? it still works fine and holds as normal. just really tough.

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    bump anyone?

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    also having a weird sound now like a humming noise when i turn right slowly? the sound is coming from the front left wheel. please any ideas?

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    Sounds like you might have a siezed brake caliper maybe.

    The braking system on the Astra works in diagonal lines.
    So front left & rear right are connected etc.

    Check these 2 wheels for a burning smell after a drive.

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    ok thanks will try that, someone said to me that it could be wheel bearing gone thats making the humming sound? Also, its a bit weird cos it doesn't do it all the time?
    anyone know anything about this? thanks for your help

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    bump pleasde!

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    does the humming noise happen whilst moving or when you trying to park? (Stand still)

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    it was while i was moving, turning round a right hand corner but its weird it hasnt happened the last 2 days! the handbrake is still stiff, not sure if these are connected?

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