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Old 01-19-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default E-brake sticking in the cold

What does this mean? I always used my e-brake when I park all my cars. Today it was stuck on the 02. I noticed a POP when I started to move forward. Is it bad to use them in the cold I never have had any issue with my other cars.

Does something need cleaned and lubed?
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i would personally just stop using it until it gets warmer, unless you park on a hill of course.
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Depending on the pads, I've found that to happen more often with these cars, but mostly in wet weather, where they seem to stick to the rotors more after the brake is released. The sound is annoying, but doesn't do any damage. My friend'* 2000 would do it frequently in wet weather, but hasn't since the pads have been replaced.
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Depending on the pads, I've found that to happen more often with these cars, but mostly in wet weather, where they seem to stick to the rotors more after the brake is released. The sound is annoying, but doesn't do any damage. My friend'* 2000 would do it frequently in wet weather, but hasn't since the pads have been replaced.
Pads I'm sure are original. Are the brake pads used for the e-brake or does it have disc/drum set up? my truck has disc and drum in the rear. The drum is only used as an e-brake.
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The pads are used for the emergency brake also...no little shoes on the inside of the rotor for the emergency brake. This is why the piston has to be turned in for the rear caliper when replacing the pads.
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