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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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E-brake locking up?

recently i noticed that my rear right caliper wasn't working right so i replaced it with no problems. everything worked great so i parked it and the next day as i put the parking brake down, the back right wheel was locked up. i read in a previous thread that you have to adjust the cable which i have done multiple times and it works until the next day it seems, then the wheel locks up again. pretty irratating lol. maybe im not doing something right or there's a trick to adjusting the cable? i dont know, if someone knows of anything please help me out!


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Old 01-16-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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You might just need to replace your cable...
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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You might just need to replace your cable...
it could be, but the one on there seems untouched and not damaged, ill for sure take a look at it though, thanks!
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your caliper may be junk. I had the same problem when it got cold, replaced the e brake lines. fixed the stuck brake over the summer, just when it got cold again, it started back up. so it may be your caliper.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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the cables seize in the sleeves. its just a metal cable in a sleeve. mine are seized. unhook the e brake from the caliper. see if it still does it. im betting it wont. i experienced the same thing. new caliper and all
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the cables seize in the sleeves. its just a metal cable in a sleeve. mine are seized. unhook the e brake from the caliper. see if it still does it. im betting it wont. i experienced the same thing. new caliper and all
yeah that's what im thinking, just gotta replace the cable?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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Or simply figure out how to lube the cable. That thing in water all the time, sooner or later it WILL drag as all cables do left alone long enough.
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They are seized. Mine haven't been hooked up for over a year. Just leave in gear till you replace. Cable is from the handle to the caliper for svt. Make sire they don't get you zx3 ones
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im probably going to try replacing it this weekend if i have time, ill let you know how it goes!
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