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    OK, so today i took my car to the stealers for the MOT. It failed!

    1. Satnav holder in Zone A fail. (didn't even give me a chance to remove it)

    2. Nearside rear brake binding 3.7.a.5a

    Firstly what exactly is a binding brake?
    Secondly What could be causing it
    Thirdly What do i need to fix it
    Fourthly could i borrow a brake rewind tool or anyone know where they are cheapest?

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    MOT testers generally wont give you a chance to fix even minor stuff.
    Brake binding could be a number of things. Sticking caliper, issues with brake pressure. As i understand it brake binding is where the pads and discs come together and dont release as they should, this causes them to heat up and stick together so that there is always some pressure on that calliper.

    I stand to be corrected though

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    Try removing the pad and cleaning up the slider on the caliper where the pad sits. Even apply a little copper grease. Cured mine when it failed.

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    You could stick a new caliper on it, i had a dodgy caliper had it out many times cleaning and lubing and ended up just putting a new caliper on it as it was getting annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    Try removing the pad and cleaning up the slider on the caliper where the pad sits. Even apply a little copper grease. Cured mine when it failed.


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    If you've painted your calipers it could be paint stopping the pad from moving. mine was binding due to this, scratched the paint off the pins and it was fine.

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    regarding the satnav screen - the tester can only test based on how the car is presented to them .. there not allowed to remove anything and if its obstructing the windscreen its deemed as a failure - there was a spate years ago when police forces issued vehicle watch stickers for cars that didnt normally venture out in darkness there was a sticker mounted under the rear view mirror and one for the rear screen - if displayed and the car was out during say 8pm and 6am the police would stop it

    BUT the front screen sticker obstructed the windsreen and caused loads to fail their MOT's

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    Last year the MOT tester came out to me and said he had took off my magic tree and placed it on the the passenger seat on a paper towel as if he didnt it would have been a fail, i was quite pleased to be honest and thanked him but it all depends who your dealing with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post

    1. Satnav holder in Zone A fail. (didn't even give me a chance to remove it)
    A mate of mine got an advisory yesterday for having a car seat in the back of the car - i mean come on it takes 5 seconds to slide it across to the other side

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    Try removing the pad and cleaning up the slider on the caliper where the pad sits. Even apply a little copper grease. Cured mine when it failed.


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    the car seat again....

    there not allowed to touch them its just an advisory saying that they have not tested THAT seatbelt as if they moved the seat and it wasnt resecured/repositioned correctly and the car had an accident and then someone small was hurt/injured as a result etc - the where theres a blame theres a claim culture sets about drumming up more business

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