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I have to 2005 S60R and I am having trouble with the parking brake. I had parked it not to long ago but went out there today to drive it and the parking brake will not release. The handle is down however the brakes don't unlock. I bought it only four months ago used. Any suggestions? Is the brake cable just stuck? I read on one of the forum topics about over extending the brake lever and having to go in and reset that. Does any of this sound familiar? I am stuck in a parking lot about 100 miles away from any volvo shop and would like to figure out what is going wrong. Thanks for your help. <p>dbow
 

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Re: Trouble with Parking Brake (dbow)

Probably the parking brake pads are stuck to the backside of the rotor from sitting outside with them engaged for a couple of days. Obviously, if you know the brakes are still engaged, that means you tried to move the car. That <i>should</i> have released the pads if they were, in fact, siezed due to a bit of surface rust build-up. There is an adjustment available under the parking brake cover (it just pulls right off) by the lever itself, and then I believe there is also an adjustment at the brake shoe itself. Good luck.
 

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Re: Trouble with Parking Brake (dbow)

The pads can freeze quite often. It is a common problem. See if you can break them loose in drive / first.<p>
 

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Re: Trouble with Parking Brake (dbow)

frozen or rusted.<p>mmmm <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> hope this is not the cause it "failed" later on those few times as posted here on SS.<br>-> frozen/rusted and you just break it loose with pushing the throttle a bit more but wouldn't it than give some more radial torque-friction between the brakeshoe(handbrake) and the drum (inner part of the disc) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>no problems sofar here but I drive my cars dry after a wash and they are always inside at home.
 

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Re: Trouble with Parking Brake (dbow)

Yeah, try some back and forth driving to break them loose. I left some nice 18" skid marks on the garage floor the one time mine really locked up badly, but they eventually broke free (with quite the impressive bang).
 

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Thanks for the tips, how hard do you push to brake them loose? I tried to to do that in reverse but I didn't push too hard because I didn't want to hurt my clutch.
 
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