Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 22-10-2013   #1
'13 Punto MultiAir 105
 
austenw90's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southampton
Posts: 870
Thanks: 26
Trader Rating: 0
austenw90 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Brakes stuck on

Hi

Just wondered if anyone could help with my parents Punto.

I got in it yesterday and the car wouldn't move. It seems as though the brakes had become stuck but then eventually free'd themselves. I had washed it the day before and know they can sometimes stick a little afterwards but it had been used since being washed.

They were properly stuck as well as usually the car free's itself easily but this time it wouldn't. Then all of a sudden the car just rolled away freely without even trying.

Is this normal??
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

austenw90 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-10-2013   #2
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 270
Thanks: 6
Trader Rating: 0
CJXY has donated!
Zimbabwe 
Re: Brakes stuck on

I could be wrong (often happens ) but is that not a sign of water/moisture in the brake lines. When brakes are applied, hydraulic fluid heats up, the moisture turns to steam, jamming the caliper on... then when it cools down again, it condenses and releases.

When was the brake fluid last bled/changed ?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

CJXY is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-10-2013   #3
Moderator
 
Andy Monty's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 13,913
Thanks: 1164
Trader Rating: 0
Andy Monty has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Brakes stuck on

From cold i assume its the parking / handbrake sticking on... I believe this affected early EVOS with Drum brakes on the back....

i also think there was a recall / best service advice released for the issue....


see here

https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-evo/...-sticking.html

not sure if you will get it done for free but worth an ask.....
__________________
What Goes Up Must Come Down.....

Quote Originally Posted by Most Easterly Pandas View Post
Massive gash
Quote Originally Posted by EmmaM88 View Post
Just a little touch up
Andy Monty is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-10-2013   #4
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 724
Thanks: 27
Trader Rating: 0
Switzerland 
Re: Brakes stuck on

Front or rear brakes ?

Drum or discs at rear ?
__________________
Punto 2012 Easy - 1.4 8V 77CV - Blue
Mkala is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-10-2013   #5
'13 Punto MultiAir 105
 
austenw90's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southampton
Posts: 870
Thanks: 26
Trader Rating: 0
austenw90 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Brakes stuck on

Thanks for the replies. Not sure where they were stuck it just wouldn't move. Drums on rear so I am guessing they are the most likely culprit. The car was fully serviced by the Fiat dealer when it was purchased in July 2012. It hasn't happened again so far.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

austenw90 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-10-2013   #6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 19,992
Thanks: 710
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Brakes stuck on

it'll be the damp in the drum causing little rusty spots - grabbing the friction material of the
shoes ( LARGE contact area ),
had it on an old marea after flooding,

some parked-up cars will NEVER let go , that's why you are advised to leave in gear + chock wheel instead long-term,

best to get drums off and check things though,
could be rusty / sticky mechanisms - mine needed replacing,
Charlie
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-10-2013   #7
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 724
Thanks: 27
Trader Rating: 0
Switzerland 
Re: Brakes stuck on

Ok if you have drums be careful. As varesecrazy say, they can stuck easily and its is really hard to move.
Best solution is reverse or back/forth to try to unlock it.

Near I work, there is a garage, cars with drums and some week in the backyard are evacuated with stuck rear wheels... no chance to get them free.

Only problems I had with Punto was in Winter, my mechanic has done something, hope this winter it will be ok
__________________
Punto 2012 Easy - 1.4 8V 77CV - Blue
Mkala is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-10-2013   #8
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Brakes stuck on

I had the same issue with my evo at the end of last year. After having the dealership look at it they changed the master cylinder.
Had this done twice. Mine was the hill holder locking on.
First time it freed itself after 20 mins but second it locked on and I had to be towed.
Third time (after the master cylinder was replaced) all the breaks locked on.
Could be a different issue but might be worth a check
Paddy
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Paddy Gentle is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-10-2013   #9
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire UK
Posts: 6,120
Thanks: 487
Trader Rating: 1
portland_bill has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Brakes stuck on

This will often happen after washing the car and then leaving it until the next day before use. Water on the discs cause some rusting overnight and the pads stick to the discs. They will usually free off with a graunch and a jolt, then make a swishing scraping noise for a few applications. I often wash the school car on a Friday or Saturday, then leave it until Sunday, so this happens most weeks. Weather conditions can make this better or worse.

The rear drums are less likely to do this short term, but may seize on if left for more than a week or so. Don't use a pressure washer behind the drums as this may fill them with water. Whilst it will drain out, it will leave a lot of wet inside.

Probably no need to worry. If concerned, next time it gets washed, drive it up the road and back. (Making it dirty again)
__________________
13 years motor trade, 16 years motor industry. 14 years Driving Instructor & 7 years Fleet Trainer
Panda Alessi
portland_bill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Stilo 1.6 brakes stuck on. Stilo89 Stilo 2 25-03-2013 18:53
(T) Rear brakes stuck JRB21 Uno 13 11-06-2010 07:11
(T) changing back drums brakes to disc brakes? seanMcPot Punto (Mk2/2b) 15 22-05-2009 14:44
(G) 1996 brava,gears stuck, then brakes failed, car totaled mrsr Bravo / Brava 4 20-02-2008 22:55
(T) Twice in the last month my brakes have stuck on race91 Marea 2 08-07-2005 11:48