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Mazda RX-8 Brakes

When my Mazda Rx-8 has been stood still for two days, and i release the handbrake then brakes are still sticking causing a bang when i begin to reverse. Any ideas as to what could cuase this or how i could fix this problem would be apprecitated. Phil Jones

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This normal for all rx's to do this. It is because of the large pads/disc area. The pads bond to the disc but free once the car is moved.

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