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Old 01-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Little rant type dealo/ almost ran into a tree

So last night I was getting ready to go to a friends house and was going down the road noticed that my car sound and drove a little funny. I thought hmm that might be my e-brake so I piddled with it a little bit at the stop sign and was like well maybe its fine. I drove to the next time and was slowing down for it and my car fishtailed a lil I assumed oh its just my crappy all-seasons and was like w/e. I drove off and less than a half mile later my car decide that it didn't want to go that way anymore so it did a 180 in the middle of the rooad and I stopped 10ft from a tree and was halfway in a ditch. I then realized I had been dragging my damn drivers side tire for that whole time. I was like wtf drove back home. I was pissed/scared/confused as hell. Damn ice froze my e-brake. oh and btw it was icey and snowy thats why i didn't realize it sooner.


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Old 01-08-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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I don't use the ebrake in the winter for that reason.
I set wheel chocks and leave it in gear
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i just leave it in gear for that reason...jetrinka had the same issue earlier this month
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:19 AM   #4
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yeah I learned that lesson. I was checking things out and my right side has brake drag so I need to fix that too no more winter e-brake usage unless necessary.
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Isn't the E-Brake on the back on our cars?
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yes?
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yes it is on all cars and that it was my back passanger side that is too tight and my back drives got drug around for like a mile.
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hmm...kind of nervous lol

my car is parked on my driveway with the ebrake set and we are in the middle of an ice storm
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #9
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I wouldn't worry to much I had been driving all day and drove through some puddles and slush and it was what caused it. I wouldn't worry to much unless u did go through lots of crap. If so just put it and gear and grab a block of food and chalk a wheel or 2 and you'll be fine.
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I've learned the hard way with 3 cars! Don't use the E-brake when its below freezing. VW Corrado, 240sx, and even a new SVTF. And believe it or not, not all cars have the e-brake on the rear. My sister had an old Saab that I was going to turn into a rally car, but it was front wheel drive, and front e-brake...
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