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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Frozen/seized rear brakes (handbrake)
This morning, after de-icing the Brera in -5 Deg C, I noticed the brakes seemed to be sticking slightly. There was a couple of inches 'give' in the handbrake lever so I suspected the handbrake was partially frozen on. I kept an eye on it and noticed after approx. 7 miles of A-Road driving, the give in the lever had gone, and it seemed back to normal.
The handbrake sometimes sticks slightly if I've washed the car on my drive and not driven it for a few hours, but I think in this instance it was just the cold. Am I right in this assumption or is there an underlying problem exacerbated by the freezing temps?