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A3 8l Hand brake stuck on

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Spatula, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Spatula

    Spatula S3 8P

    Jan 18, 2013
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    Hi all,

    I've got a bit of a problem..

    A couple of days ago I parked funny with the rear wheel on curb and front wheel not. The car was only there for a few minutes, and since then the handbrake only pulls up half as much as it used to, and it feels like it's slightly always on when I drive.
    If I let off the accelerator, it looses speed much quicker and feels sticky.. I guess the handbrake is jammed on..

    Any one got any ideas?

    Cheers guys.

    Edit: Also, the MPG has started to drop..
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  3. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar
    Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

    Mar 5, 2011
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    After a short drive, did you have a look at the rear wheels? I had the same problem when I looked the whole disc was red because the hand brake was seized on 1 side only. I had to get a new hand brake cable fitted. Cable isn't expensive iirc
  4. JimS3

    JimS3 Active Member

    Mar 17, 2013
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    Most likely a stuck caliper or the sliding guide pins have rusted into the carrier.

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