Sticking rear brakes

a|3x

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Thought my hand brake was sticking and sprayed some WD40 over the rear springs (behind brake callipers) was better but still get a hot burning smell from them quite often as if brake is permanently on.. yet to take a look but wondered if anyone else has suffered the same and knew the resolve?
 

Loz

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The auto adjuster can ratchet up if you mess with the handbrake whilst holding the foot break on.
 

a|3x

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The auto adjuster can ratchet up if you mess with the handbrake whilst holding the foot break on.
Thanks, this does sound a likely contender. I’m guessing using a chock block to stop the van from moving whilst releasing the tension on the hand brake should sort that? Since this has been done a few times since noticing (removing cab rubber mat) I’m was thinking this might be a seized caliper.
 

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Thanks, this does sound a likely contender. I’m guessing using a chock block to stop the van from moving whilst releasing the tension on the hand brake should sort that? Since this has been done a few times since noticing (removing cab rubber mat) I’m was thinking this might be a seized caliper.
You really need to remove the calliper and wind the piston back in a few turns. see; https://www.t6forum.com/threads/how-to-changing-rear-disks-rotors-and-pads.12709/post-179670
 
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