Car sticking and clunck noise before moving

2003 Vauxhall Astra Problem

The Problem

Avatar freeburn86
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 10 | Profile
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when i go to drive car after it sitting,it sticks and makes a weird cluncking noise before finaly moving. its as if the brakes are stuck on or something. also the handbrake lever seems to be looser than usual.


Car Vauxhall Astra
Variant 1.6 16v sxi
Model Year 2003
Category Leaks & Noises

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Solution

Avatar bustedknuckles
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 1,458 | Profile

Sounds like you have a sticking brake or hand brake cable,brakes req, stripped down and checked,or you could locate which wheel is sticking using a good jack prior to driving.

Solution

Avatar simon froy
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 56 | Profile

sounds like a brake problem if drum brakes are fitted to the rear could be that the bonded friction mateirial has come away from the shoe itself .wont know without taking drums off

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