Hey guys and girls,
Its that time of year again for an MOT and I know it is going to fail this year due to my rear calipers!
The problem started about early last year over a few icy cold mornings. Upon getting into the car, i took the handbrake off and it appeared to still be on! after a few jugs of hot water to unfreeze them and a few forwards moves, the brake eventually came off. This happened over a couple of mornings and got progressively worse!
Now, i have to pull the handbrake up to the highest piont for the last click to engage the brakes, even then if it is on any sort of hill it will roll! I can even drive the car with the hand brake fully on with no resistance at all!
I had a mate at his garage look at it and he said the cable is fine, its the rear calipers that have seized!!!? he said its a common problem on the astras!
Has anyone got any ideas/solutions?
Is this a common problem? vauxhall solution???
has anyone else had this experience and what did you do?