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Old 03-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Need Help!!!

So my car has been on my driveway since like December? Car was kept in gear. Brakes seem really rusted. Tried moving the car today but it wont budge. Got a friend to tow it with his bimmer but no budge!!!

What should i do? I have replacement discs/pads which I plan to put on. Should I just jack it up on my driveway and replace them like that?

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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Did you leave the E-brake on? Does it feel like it releases? On another car, I had one of my e-brake cables rust and it wouldn't release.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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See if you can release the calipers in the same way you would do so when doing a brake job. Wedge a long screwdriver into the opening in the caliper so it lodges in the vents in the rotor. Dont press against either outside surface of the rotor (will damage surface). Then pull towards you to force piston back in and hopefully free up calipers..... however, you don't specify man/auto. If its a manual and you've had your e-brake on the whole time, I would agree with hockeyfan27 a good place to start would be the e-brake.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
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based on my previous experience, if it is your e-brake cable that completely rusted and seized, then you won't be able to move the handle.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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^^ I've had that happen and I've also had the e-brake portion of the caliper seize so the handle moves freely but does nothing.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:38 PM   #6
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^ your cable must have snapped in the handle moved freely, no? because mine was stuck solid.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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If the E-brake is stuck, Get a hammer and start banging around the rotors hopefully it can release and you can move the car.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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No my ebrake wasnt engaged. I knew not to leave it on during the winter. I'm gonna do the brake job as I have recently purchased rotors/pads. I was planning to drive it into the garage to do it but its stuck outside!

Edit: Its a 5 speed!!
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