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8P3 S3 handbreak sticking?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ben S3 8P3, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Ben S3 8P3
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    Ben S3 8P3 Member

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    [Nov 23, 2012]
    Just set off after not moving the car for 5 days and there was a nockingish noise coming from rear left brake. Seemed to slowly disapear after braking a couple of times. Anyone experienced this?

    Cheers Ben
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    Reload Bird is the Word!

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    [Nov 23, 2012]
    Handbrakes do tend to stick more in cold weather if left for a while I find. I tend to leave the car in first gear with the handbrake on very lightly (just one click). Seems to work fine for me
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    [Nov 23, 2012]
    If you applied the handbrake very firmly then it is normal for a 'clunk' when you have released it and moved off. It's just the pads releasing themselves from the discs.

    Next time you are leaving it for a fair time then try and apply the handbrake a bit more gently. That way it it doesn't seize as much.

    Nothing to worry about !!
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