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Old 02-10-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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Car Won't Move



Ok, so my car has been parked in my garage for the past few months. I start it up once in a while but have never taken it out of the garage. The weather has been nice lately so I figure I'd take it for a quick spin around the block. I get in, start it up put it in reverse and try to back up . . . . the car won't move. I try again give it some more gas and still the wheels won't move. Could it be the emergency brake has ceased up? it really wants to go, but the wheels just won't turn . . .
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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Yeah that's happened to me, the EB ceases after a while. Just get some help pushing as you step on the gas, it'll eventually come free
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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If its an auto, your reverse is gone. Did you try puting it in drive and seeing if it moves forward?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:20 PM   #4
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its the e brake
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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If its an auto, your reverse is gone. Did you try puting it in drive and seeing if it moves forward?
It's a 5 spd, does the same in 1st. pretty sure it is the brake . .I gues I just have to break it free
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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I'd say e-brake....mine does that every spring when I pull her out...takes awhile then CLUNK and it loosens up...
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:31 PM   #7
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It's "seize" and yes, it's your handbrake. That's why when you store the car, you leave it in gear with the handbrake off. Good luck, it's shitty predicament at best.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:53 PM   #8
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Sorry...did not know it was 5spd. Definately the E brake. What I find works best to prevent it, is to service the rear brakes before winter storage. Put some anti seize on the linkage in the ebrake system (in the drum) and it should stay free.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #9
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actually I have had this happen to me, but it was the pads that binded to the rotors. When they did break free, half were left on the rotor. Now when I store my car in my garage, its ontop of vapor barrier that I tape along the black trip to keep moisture from blowing over the breaks. Works like a charm, looks stupid.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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sounds like what happened to me today...blew out D4 in my transmission, car wont budge at all unless its in D3/2/1...and if i push it hard itll rev to 3000Rpm then just jump to 7000 and not move
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:07 PM   #11
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definitely handbrake. Happenes to me all the time. Just give 'er and eventually it pops off.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #12
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Good news, I finally got it free. Just slowly gave it some gas until it budged. Made a nasty sound, but it's free!
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:26 PM   #13
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I had that happen to me in peugot 106 in Europe after only 5 days. The car was parralel parked so I tryied graduall rocking and light accelaration for 5min. Then said f-it and gaver... next thing I know I nailed the audi in front of me (I had about half a meter to work with). It was okay though since there was no damage just a small scuff that came of easy enough.
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:01 PM   #14
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when i store my cars i spray a chain lub on the cable and linkages. i also have a vinyle spray that i coat the rotors with... this keeps the pads from sticking... also keeps them from rusting. it comes right off the frist time you come to a stop and no squeeking lol.
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