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    Sticky Handbrake

    Leaving for work on these cold mornings I have noticed my handbrake getting stuck on a bit and not sure what to do about it. Car is Mk4 2002 1.8 SRi with discs on back.

    Are these similar to Mk3 rear discs or not? Anyone know what might be sticking and if I can do anything to stop it (apart from leaving it off). It gradually releases after driving but when I stop it sticks again

    Any ideas, Bri

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    very common at the minute mate, my coupe is doing the same on the rear. i park in gear with the handbrake off. the mk4 setup is not the same as the mk3 and the handbrake ratchet system and cable on the mk4 makes it a littel more susceptable to icing in cold weather

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    as above really mate, leave it in gear and leave it down..
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    No worries, cheers guys.

    Bri

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