I noticed a while back that the little lever on my rear drivers side calliper was sticking so the handbrake wouldn't work. I gave it a little tap with a rubber mallet and it freed itself, the handbrake was working like normal afterwards.
I then notice at slow speeds.....when i brake there is an awful knocking/rubbing noise coming from the rear. I jacked the car up and the drivers side rear brake is binding quite a bit, so much that if i spin the wheel and let go it stops immediately.
The other day the handbrake stopped working again so i had a look underneath and noticed the little lever had stuck again. I jacked it up and when i span the wheel this time is carried on spinning for at least 1.5 to 2 rotations before stopping.
Ive done this several times now, sprayed it with GT85 and tried to work the lever loads but after a while it just sticks again.
Anyone know how to solve this?
what is making the knocking noise? Only happens when the handbrake is working.
Also how can i adjust the handbrake on one one side but not the other? so the drivers side isn't binding. Ive noticed the little adjuster under the centre console/armrest but that adjusts the handbrake on both sides doesn't it?