Parking brake was Brake Fluid Equalizer

Kneale Brownson knealeski at
Wed Jun 27 09:30:18 EDT 2007

Sounds like you need to service the rear calipers, Max.  The problem is that the parking brake actuating levers become corroded inside their housing in the caliper.  The real cure is to take them out, clean their chambers and reassemble with fresh lubricant.  Here's a report on the basics of rear caliper overhaul:
Max Hoepli <mhoepli at> wrote:
Having parked the car over the weekend without parking brake applied, drove
180 km, then parked with parking brake applied. Drove off 2 hours later and
realized car was dragging, parking brake had an empty feeling, don't think
brakes in back were released. stopped, rear left wheel smoking and smelling
burnt. Tapped on rear left caliber with a small hammer. Drove off, the
parking brake had the good full feeling again as it normally does. Car no
longer was dragging. would greasing parking brake cable help?

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