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Hmmm GT wheels seizing up

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So I went to get in my car this morning and as I tried to pull away, the car wouldn't move as the wheels seemed to have seized up. After a few minutes of perseverance I eventually got it rolling and it seemed fine. It's not the first time its happened recently, but this was the worst incidence - it normally just sticks for a couple of seconds then eases up...any ideas why this happened and what I might be able to do about it?

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Assuming you had the handbrake on I'd start with checking the handbrake cables. Not uncommon for them to seize over a period of time. Probably also worth stripping and cleaning the rear brakes to make sure they are moving freely.
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Assuming you had the handbrake on I'd start with checking the handbrake cables. Not uncommon for them to seize over a period of time. Probably also worth stripping and cleaning the rear brakes to make sure they are moving freely.
Ok thanks! I'll look into those things.
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Does it release with a bang and does the car squat just before it does? I have had similar with crap disks/pads or Drums/shoe's on the rear (Pagid on the Giulietta, OEM on a fiat). It's just corrosion on the braking surfaces causing the handbrake not to release.
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