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Old 15-08-2007   #1
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Unhappy 1997 hgt poor Handbrake

Hi guy's and girls got a quick question here. I own a 1997 bravo hgt 20L20v with rear disc and pads. The problem is that when my handbrake is on when getting in and out of the car the back brakes make a creaking sound as if the handbrake is not fully applied properly. I can also push the car with the handbrake on. When putting the handbrake on it goes up to about the fourth click then stops. I have had a look at the pads and they seem fine plenty of life in them. Any ideas as to what it could be
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Re: 1997 hgt poor Handbrake

seized cable?
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Re: 1997 hgt poor Handbrake

Hi i have just checked that. All seem to be ok disconnected all ends. The cables slid in and out of there outer caseing with no problem.
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Re: 1997 hgt poor Handbrake

Have you checked the handbrake mechanism on the rear caliper. Fiat's (in general), tend to become quite seized on the rear handbrake mechanism, particularly on disc/pads set up (like your HGT, Uno T, Coupe, etc).

See if you can give it a clean up, and then put some copper grease on the mechanism to keep it lubricated.

If that doesn't help, you may want to check if your rear pads are low?

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