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Old 04-02-12, 18:44
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-8 last evening. Mine frozen on as well
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Old 04-02-12, 19:21
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mines done it too. job for tomorrow new cables!
me to mate and atyeo hahaha ive just disconnected the cable on the passenger side for now
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Old 04-02-12, 20:23
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Me to. up the road!
Only got my van on thursday, gave it a wash on friday, went to put it on the drive today and the o/s rear break seemed to be binding when reversing.
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Old 05-02-12, 14:17
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I had the same problem,I reversed out of my drive put it in first and then I felt the dragging then all of a sudden it freed itself and has been ok since, I will inspect the cable when it gets a little warmer and replace if needed,regards bighook.
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Old 05-02-12, 15:11
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glad im not the only not to make it to work on thusday morning, froze solid. wheels off, wd40 and grease out, good wire brush and clean up, wd40 everthing in sight, slap some grease on. wheels back on and off to work for 1pm. interesting that it could be the cables tho, never mind. next time i'll just go back to bed till it thaws a bit.
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Old 05-02-12, 17:51
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Yep mine had frozen as well. If leave handbrake off would it not just freeze in the off position?
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Old 07-02-12, 11:02
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Yep mine had frozen as well. If leave handbrake off would it not just freeze in the off position?
Yes, but you can exert considerably more force with the handbrake lever than the return spring on the brake caliper!

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Old 07-02-12, 16:12
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the retractor spring underneath on cable to rear is either broken or needs replacing and adjusting . ok.
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Old 07-02-12, 16:43
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I regularly use a garden pressure spray on all underbits , with diluted Waxoyl , or similar , on all cables , linkages , etc . and have never had this issue ... !! I have a 94 . 2.4 LWB and have owned it sice July , 94 . Even last year in -15 , no prob ... !!
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Old 07-02-12, 21:18
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I regularly use a garden pressure spray on all underbits , with diluted Waxoyl , or similar , on all cables , linkages , etc . and have never had this issue ... !! I have a 94 . 2.4 LWB and have owned it sice July , 94 . Even last year in -15 , no prob ... !!
The wife's '69 MGB GT has grease nipples on the handbrake cables - why don't they still fit these? Would solve a lot of problems (but maybe sell a lot less handbrake cables!https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/images/smilies/biggrin.gif)

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