Parking brake was Brake Fluid Equalizer

Max Hoepli mhoepli at
Wed Jun 27 16:16:13 EDT 2007

tried clicking on the link below, doen't work.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kneale Brownson 
  To: Max Hoepli ; DeWitt Harrison 
  Cc: s-car-list at ; Quattro List ; w-t_audifans at 
  Sent: 27, June 2007 09:30
  Subject: Re: Parking brake was Brake Fluid Equalizer

  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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