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    I have just finished a round trip this weekend of just over 300 miles, the car just didn't quite seem "normal" when driving (all motorway), the only way I could describe it was as if the handbrake was slightly on causing a "holding back" sensation.....
    Anyone else had this? I have no warning lights or anything on, the other thing i did notice was the average mpg seemed down, normally on a good run I can get up to 54-55mpg but it was staying around 47.8
    Very very odd..

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    Have you checked your tyre pressures?

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    is the car "rolling" as normal, just wondering if one of the brakes are sticking ?

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    Was the hand brake on? Lol...
    Have you checked your exhaust for foreign objects?

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    are you towing a parachute........?

    jack each wheel up and check.

    it could be the wind, it does strange things.

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    rolleyes

    Suggest if that's what it felt like then it probably is sticking pad/shoe. Were any of the hubs getting hot, or at least "hotter" than normal ?

    Jack up each corner and see if the wheels can be turned by hand with brakes off (don't forget to chock at least two of the other wheels while you do this), and if not then hey presto.

    Strip, clean and inspect for damage/defects.

    Good luck.

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    Not recently checked pressure, but i will do now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    are you towing a parachute........?

    jack each wheel up and check.

    it could be the wind, it does strange things.
    funnily it was quite windy this weekend..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signumv6man View Post
    Suggest if that's what it felt like then it probably is sticking pad/shoe. Were any of the hubs getting hot, or at least "hotter" than normal ?

    Jack up each corner and see if the wheels can be turned by hand with brakes off (don't forget to chock at least two of the other wheels while you do this), and if not then hey presto.

    Strip, clean and inspect for damage/defects.

    Good luck.
    The car did have a full service about 8-10 weeks ago, i would have hoped the brakes had a good clean then..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpc View Post
    The car did have a full service about 8-10 weeks ago, i would have hoped the brakes had a good clean then..?
    Thats long enough for a fault to develop, sticking or seized piston, contaminated shoe, failed wheel cylinder etc., worth doing the simple stuff at home to save a few quid at the stealers.

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