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N1ckC



Member Since: 01 Feb 2015
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue
Handbrake/brakes stuck on?

Hi guys,
My 2011 RRS has been sitting for 3 weeks not moving and when I went to go out in it just now the handbrake makes the infamous release sound but it feels like the pads are stuck to the discs as the car rocks on tickover but when I give some revs it won't release/move.

Any tips for trying anything to get the wheels freed up so I can drive it or am I at the mercy of a mechanic to come out & sort.

Someone said pouring warm soapy water on calipers to get into the pads is an old trick but I'm not so sure...

Any advice gratefully received, thanks.

Post #518567 Wed Feb 22 2017 10:19am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Have you tried reversing the vehicle slightly? 2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

Post #518570 Wed Feb 22 2017 10:22am
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phillh



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I think the handbrake (EPB) operates a drum brake behind the discs and calipers and this can stick due to brake dust.

Mine stuck on a very cold day a couple of weeks ago, reversing the car released it. Suggest you give it a try. Thumbs Up

Post #518574 Wed Feb 22 2017 11:13am
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N1ckC



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue

Hi,
I did and it felt like it was going to release but didn't so I stopped as I was concerned I might rip
The brake pads up or damage something.
Is it worth wetting them first before

Post #518575 Wed Feb 22 2017 11:21am
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N1ckC



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bali Blue

All sorted thanks guys.
I pourred hot water over the callipers and then reversed it free.
Took quite a bit of push to release them but after 10-12 rocks back n forth they released, albeit with a mighty thump noise.

That'll teach me to leave it sitting for weeks with dried mud & salt on the discs!

Rgds

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

As said above, the EPB operates inside the rear brake disc bell and uses good old fashioned drum / shoes. You'll struggle to clean out mud etc. without stripping it down. If you're leaving it parked on a level surface then you might be better not applying the EPB and just leaving it in park. 2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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Russben



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Doesn't the handbrake automatically apply after a certain length of time if you switch the engine off? I'm in the shed, I'll be back in the real world in a minute.

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RRSporter



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To complete this thread. This is what the handbrake looks like inside the drums. Well hopefully not like this right shoe which decided to release its lining on day 1 of fitment. There was me suspecting the wheel binding was due to the pad caliper. Had that off on the bench etc etc as this side of the car pads wore down much quicker than the drivers side. Still i know how to fit them now 😡 2011 3.0 TDV6 HSE

Post #539216 Wed Oct 25 2017 8:05pm
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