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Re: '91 200Q hand brake sticking

On a more practical note.  Do get under the car.  Do use a lite touch
with the hammer or a large screwdriver to pry the actuator lever on the
caliper to it's released position.  But before you start pulling and
replacing parts, spray the actuator lever pivot point with some WD-40. 
You may want to set and "release" the brake a couple of times to work it

Since this seems like the first time you've experienced this, you may be
able to buy a lot of time before replacing parts by periodically lubing
this point.  While you're under there, you could also slide forward
(assuming you have enough clearance) and spritz the rear diff actuator
mechanism.  Mine (original Boston car) looks a little corroded, so I lube
it whenever I'm under there.

Ed Kellock ................... Greenville, SC  USA
91 200qw ........................ 87 Coupe GT

On Sun, 05 Apr 1998 20:16:05 -0400 Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
>> The hand brake on my '91 200Q is not fully releasing.  I have 
>noticed for a
>> few days that the lever has had 1" of play, but today after washing 
>the car,
>> there was much more play and the brakes are dragging severely.
>Cable seized, replace it.
>Huw Powell

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