[urq] Rear Calibers

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 10 17:19:26 PDT 2008

The parking brake activation fails to release because the chamber in which the parking brake lever resides gets corroded up with rust.
  If you look at the drawing at   http://20v.org/brakere.htm    the item that gets rusty and binds  is #13.  Scroll down to near the bottom of the page and you'll see an example of a rusty one.
  Only way to fix this completely is to take the caliper apart, clean out the rust, relubricate with a caliper lubricant and reassemble.  If you can get the lever to release and then never apply the parking brake again, the rears won't seize up any more.  Some folks have reported temporary relief from the seizing while still using the parking brake by pulling the lever as far out of its chamber as possible (like an 1/8th inch), cleaning off the rust and applying lots of something like Kroil or PB Blaster.  I found that process very temporary.  The only VAG product in my yard (which includes four Audis) that I use the parking brake on regularly is the VW diesel, which has drum rears.

Max Hoepli <mhoepli at vif.com> wrote:
  Hi all,

Only my rear left caliber seizes after the handbrake has been set for a long

Will the rear left seize if I apply the hydraulic brake hard and/or for a
longer time?

Patient: 1986 Type 44 Turbo Quattro

quattro mailing list
quattro at audifans.com
Watch this space for ads :)

More information about the urq mailing list