2000 Vauxhall Tigra 1.4 Hand Brake sticking

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sharon wright
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Hand Brake sticking
Dec 19, 2012 (7 years ago)
Can anyone suggest a solution or explanation.
When my car has been sat overnight my handbrake "brake" stays put and when I try to pull away it won't move unless I step on the gas. Once I get moving I hear a clunk.

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Car: Vauxhall Tigra
Variant: 1.4
Model Year: 2000
Category: Leaks & Noises

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jota1978
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Dec 19, 2012 (7 years ago)
Hi Sharon, common problem, especially this time of year.
Get them stripped and cleaned and they should be good as new.
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whittingehame
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Dec 19, 2012 (7 years ago)
Brakes shouldn't be sticking .You need to get it checked out . Not sure if that car has pads or shoes at rear . If rear shoes could be a leaking wheel cyl causing shoes to stick to drums .If pads , may be sticking in calliper or linkage sticking .In both cases may be handbrake cable sticking and needing replaced .
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sharon wright
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Dec 20, 2012 (7 years ago)

Thanks Peeps, It was as you said, garage has scraped and cleaned brake pads and it's as good as new, cost £40. Many thanks
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