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    Default Anyone got sticky NSR calipers after the snow?

    Just wondering if anyone else's Vec has a slightly sticky NSR caliper after all the snow and salt?
    I thought that regular pressure washing would help....silly me

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    I had my O/S/R one seize on me last week,i put it down to no pad left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    I had my O/S/R one seize on me last week,i put it down to no pad left.
    The pad was not there?

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    Astra G or H was famouse for this, as they have the handbrake cable inside the plastic sheath, water gets in, it freezes and brakes jam on for a bit,

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    I got the same problem

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    I'm going to strip & clean the rear calipers.
    The stickyness is worse when the cars loaded. Maybe the handbrake mechanism or cable is faulty too.
    We shall see

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    iv'e got it on my osr, now it's stuck on the drive till i get it sorted.

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    Yeah I've had this since xmas week! I've been posting about mine but not got very far.

    Mine only really sticks after it's been standing for a while (like overnight or at work), it seems as it heats up it eventually releases off. Last night I didn't apply the handbrake but instead left it in gear, this morning it wasn't stuck at all! So hoping it's the cable to fault rather than piston (which I cleaned up when replacing the pads just after this problem started.

    Si

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    Pain isn't it. The handbrake guides, cable or something must be worn/damaged.
    This is getting expensive

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    I took both rear callipers off today, thoroughly cleaned the pads groves, callipers, handbrake mechanism, rewound the pistons, polished the slider bars and put it all back together and hey presto...no bind and no squeal.

    Good old copper ease

    One trick I have learnt is to fully rewind the pistons so that they fit properly onto the anti squeal springs on the inner pads when you press the brake pedal.

    The Vec Estate drives better too.

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