[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: Frozen e-brake pivot

On Wed, 29 May 1996, Andrew Duane USG/PE wrote:

> One of the pivots on the rear calipers that the E-brake cable swings
> on is slightly frozen.  I can pull the handle to set the brake, but
> then the spring won't release the brake when I lower the handle.
> These are dinky little metal pieces that slide on rivets. Two
> mechanics have told me that the whole caliper needs to be replaced
> to fix this! 
> Has anyone else seen this problem and fixed it more creatively?

Ive had this too, but by moving it back and forth enough times on my 4kq, 
it eventually freed up and stayed OK, but on my friends 4q :)  we had to 
replace the whole thing..it never loosened up.


       bob.damato@snetel.com   http://snetel.com/audi/audi.html
The Southern New England Telephone Co.	     |Phone: 203-771-7081
Information and Technology Center            |Fax:   203-773-3398
300 George St. New Haven CT  06510           |Pager: Dont count on it

             Drive Safe, Drive Fast, Drive a Quattro