[A4] Parking Brake
rnhurt at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 08:51:06 EST 2004
If I were to guess I would say that there are broken seals on the
handbrake cable/tube and water got in. With the handbrake on and the
temperature below freezing, the inevitable happened - ice. This
"problem" should cure itself if the car gets warm enough. You should
be able to replace/reseal those cables and all will be well. At least
that's how it was on my Corrado.
Some questions (just curious): Do you use the handbrake regularly or
just once in while? Has it been raining/slushy? I use my handbrake
*every* time I park and have never had a problem with it. I am
curious to know if regular use prevents this problem by keeping
everything loose and working (or I'm just lucky :).
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 04:11:23 -0800 (PST), Ken Witherell
<withrl at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Anyone ever experienced a parking brake that will not
> disengage completely? I have a 2002 A4 1.8T with
> 80,000 miles. This morning at 5:00am (-2.5C) the
> parking brake would not fully disengage. The hand
> brake can be moved completely down and the brake light
> will go off, but the brake is still on partially on.
> The car will move with effort, but will still remain
> in place on a hill without the foot pedal depressed.
> The hand brake also has no tension on it from fully
> depressed to about a 30 degree angle. You can apply
> more tension to the parking brake and feel it engage
> more tightly, but still does not fully release? Left
> it the driveway, probably will have to be towed to the
> dealer for service again (tow #4, previous 3 for
> ignition coils). - Thanks, Ken
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