Reverse/brake problem, I have to park in gear arghh!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by peter007, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. peter007

    peter007 Guest

    When I use my car it doesn’t always want to go backwards! It either
    clunks or just completely locks and the back end of the car rises
    right up (rear brake sticking on or something??) if I park with my
    handbrake on then its even worse. I have to park in gear, but then it
    still does it but not as bad. Its fine going forwards. it’s a peugeot
    306 sedan 1.8 petrol m reg (95) Any solutions or advice , thanks
    peter007, Oct 28, 2005
  2. peter007

    Bob Minchin Guest

    peter007 wrote in message

    Been there done that too Peter.
    Strip down the rear brakes and free everything off and lubricate sparingly
    with copper ease or proper brake grease, fit a new spring kit and examine
    and consider replacing the short handbrake cables. The outer part of these
    are plastic coated and water gets trapped inside and corrode/jam up. Almost
    worth putting new shoes on whilst you are at it.



    The parts are not dear if you go to your local motor factors rather than the
    Pug parts counter
    Bob Minchin, Oct 28, 2005
  3. Have a good look at the wheel cylinders while you are there. They are of an
    age when they have been known to start leaking. It's surprising how gunged
    up they can get the rear brakes without a noticable drop of fluid level at
    the master cylinder reservoir. If they need replacing, make sure you get
    the right ones as there were several different types.

    Ron Robinson
    R.N. Robinson, Oct 29, 2005
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