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Handbrake not engaging!!! ;o(

I have a mazda mx-3 1.8 v6 & after changing the rear pads, my handbrake wouldn't engage & after trying to adjust the handbrake (both at the handbrake itself and at the caliper) i found that the handbrake section of both calipers on the rear are seized. just wondering has anyone come across this problem before and if you can offer any solutions of where to get parts, etc.? ;o)

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  • cypressh46 Jan 18, 2009

    im having this same problem!. just did the rear brakes and now emerg brake doesn't work and are also seized. did you ever figure out the problem?

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Did you pull the plug out of the back of the calper and adjust the caliper after the new pads were installed?

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