Question about 2004 Honda Accord
I have 2004 Honda Accord, manual transmission with a four cylinder engine. Cold mornings, 24 degrees F this morning the engine starts fine. Parking brake released and when put into first gear the car will move as though the brakes are on. Metal on metal noise and the car moves so slowly that I shut it down, before I drive 25 feet. As it warms up problem stops. Local mechanic cannot duplicate the problem, says brakes and transmission check out OK and returns vehicle to me. I purchased the car used and lived with the problem last winter. this morning the problem returned.
When you release the parking brake, the handle goes down, but the cable in the casing is probably not moving. When you drive away, your parking brake is still set. The movement of the wheels against the brake shoes (or discs) produces heat pretty quickly and causes the brakes to release (at least enough so that there is no longer any contact between the brake shoe or disc and the brake drum or rotor).
The casing normally runs from the back of each hub to a point somewhere forward where they come close together so the brake handle can pull both brake cables at once. The casings could be lubbed, but that is something you probably want a garage to try to do (pretty messy, spraying lub into a casing with the cable is in it, and not a guaranteed solution unless both cables are disconnected, removing from the casings, and cleaned).
Probably the best thing to do to solve the problem in the short run is NOT to set the parking brake in very cold weather.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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