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1997 Honda Civic Parking brake won't release , locking the right rear wheel. What can I try to do?

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Safely jack it up, and use safety stands, spray penetrating fluid ( WD-40 or similar) on cables where they go in to any sleeves. Let it soak a few minutes, then try pulling and releasing slightly on handle to see if they'll let loose, as well as tap sleeve where cable goes in to sleeve. Also try a quick rap on rim of brake that is holding if they are standard metal rims. Try backing up slightly as well. Get them checked and lubed after as well as pull wheels and check for proper lube on shoes/calipers after.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 honda civic parking brake frozen right rear wheel in cold we

do not use the park brake when it is cold--the linings are freezing to the rotor

Posted on May 21, 2009

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