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Rear brakes sticking ?

Discussion in 'Suspension Steering Brakes' started by superflyguy, 9 Dec 2016.

  1. superflyguy

    superflyguy Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I've noticed the last couple of weeks during the colder weather, If my van is sat for more than a day, the rear brakes stick on ?
    Does anyone else have the same problem, I normally have to just drive forward slowly and they will release.

    Didn't get this on my 1965 Splitscreen !! :p
     
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  2. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Grape Yellow Beach VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sounds like the rear handbrake freezing on the disc, can youleave it off at night?
     
  3. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Sounds more like moisture frozen on the disc mixed with rust from brake dust.

    Happens every time I pull away from a cold morning on all 4 vehicles.
     
  4. surf-report

    surf-report Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Mine does it regularly
     
  5. superflyguy

    superflyguy Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Ok cheers guys, I'm not on my own then.
    Didn't really want to leave the handbrake off, didn't really expect it when you pay all that money for a van :mad:
     
  6. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Same as when you wash the van and find the rear pads give a clunk as you pull away.
     
  7. superflyguy

    superflyguy Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Mine normally gives a round of applause when its washed !! cant say I've noticed it stick after washing ? the brakes im talking about :rofl:
     
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  8. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Yep every time.
     
  9. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Guru

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    my beemer was a buggar for that......occasionally had to give it a bootful to get it to release. Occasionally, I gently pull the handbrake on while I'm driving, to clean the disc off.
     
  10. Scruffy

    Scruffy Senior Member T6 Guru

    Yep, does it all the time at the mo. The salt on the roads just adds to the rusting up of the disc's.
     
  11. CRD

    CRD Senior Member T6 Guru

    Mine does it too. As long as it keeps releasing, then no problems!
     
  12. t6stu

    t6stu Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Mine does this every morning but today was a lot worse as I hadn't used the van for a few days. Got to the end of my road and the brakes barely worked I had to stamp on them!! Bit dissapointed that they rust over so quickly
     
  13. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Hadn't used my van since last Sunday come to use it today put it in reverse it never moved ,bit of accelerator big clunk and brakes released , never had a vehicle do this before on so short a park up
     
  14. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Welcome all to the world of VW! Every VW I have owned has done this and T6 has done it every morning and night this week due to damp weather. I had a Tiguan that I took back for it and VWactually took brakes off and cleaned them all and it still did it. It's just because of the moisture and low temp. Won't do it in warmer weather.
     
  15. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Most cars do it. I have owned 7 Honda's. 5 Preludes and 2 Civics. All did/do it and no forum member ever brought it up. That's how normal it is.
     
  16. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Never had it on any of my old school rs fords could leave them for weeks :D
     
  17. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Doesn't strike me as unusual......like I said, my 3 series was a buggar for it. The rear discs get next to no use the way I drive so that's why I (gently) pull the handbrake on occasionally when going down hills just to clean the discs off.
     
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  18. Keeff

    Keeff Senior Member T6 Pro

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    Mine does it if I don't use it over the weekend so I just pull it one click and put it in gear.
     

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