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How do I unstick the button on the handbrake of my vr commodore


some times the release button gets stuck in the handle, you may need to pull it apart or lube it. Does the spring feel broken? "I had a problem with the button sticking in a VR. I sprayed some silicon lube in the gap around the button, levered it back out with a screw driver and it never stuck again." last comment > http://forums.mightycarmods.com/showthread.php?3116-handbrake-wont-engage

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When i pull the ebrake and then release it its staying on i have replaced the handle and the main cable from the front to the rear and its still sticking what do i do???? Thanks Travis


adjustment is out, start at rear brakes inspect cable action with wheel off and observe action when handle is engaged. it might have a broken spring there, the handle also has a spring., release brake and use screw driver to push back brakes ,take slack out of line at adjuster and that should be your adjustment. if it gets stuck again its at the brake caliper, wheel cylinder or hardware depending on make and year of car.

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The car should never be parked and held on the transmission alone; the handbrake should always be the primary means of holding the car from moving.

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The handbrake on my 1997 audi a4 avant 1.8 petrol sport slips back down, the handbrake is having the desired effect however as you raise the arm (without depressing the button) there are no clicks and it...


This sounds like the paul spring inside the brake handle broken which would, if this is the case be very cheap to fix. Otherwise, the ratchet quadrant could be worn out from not pressing the button whilst appling the brake. In this event both the paul and quadrant have to be replaced. Not really an expensive job. Maybe an hour labour plus parts.

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