The T44 series had issues with E brakes. Most likely what you will find
is that there is a rotating part on the brake caliper that the E brake
cable connects to. This is probably frozen up from lack of use. You
should be able to use a wrench to loosen it up. Try some penetrating
lubricant to help the process. Once loose grease it. Using the E brake
often will help avoid this in the future.
EDmunds email@example.com wrote:
By referring to it as an E (emergency) brake, though, frequent use is
Over here we simply refer to it as the handbrake. Probably more
frequently used with manual transmissions, but even with an automatic
I put the car into neutral at lights and put the handbrake on.
That is indeed how most people drive. Apart from dazzling those
behind you with your brake lights (at night) and running the risk of
your foot slipping off the brake pedal, you may be inadvertently
causing your brake discs (rotors) to warp.
Stepping on the foot brake pedal is indeed how most *normal* people
drive. The smaller rear brake assemblies are not engineered to
withstand that type of abuse! Need I mention you run the risk of
being rear ended, or fishtailing out of control had you unfortunately
pulled the brake just a little *too* high?
On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:19:26 GMT, against all advice, something
I didn't take it to mean that he brought the car to a stop with
the handbrake, only that he used it to keep the car in position
at lights. That won't abuse it, although I've never heard of
anyone else doing that.
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