Psycho Sarah Posted August 22, 2006 Share Posted August 22, 2006 Hi all My brakes have an unusual habit (to me anyway!) of binding. 1) They bind every time during or after rain. 2) They only bind on the first occasion the footbrake is applied to stop the Landy (applying the footbrake when at rest before moving off does not cause the brakes to bind at that time, not does it prevent the brakes from binding after the vehicle has moved), 3) They only bind the once in a journey - I've sometimes travelled 2 miles before having to apply the footbrake, and it still happens, but it won't happen again unless the vehicle's left all day/overnight. 4) When they do bind, there is a loud clunk - when braking after that there's no clunk. 5) The brakes bind sufficiently to prevent rolling down a shallow incline. But as soon as you put it in gear and lift off the clutch, the brakes free up, without the juddering associated with permanently binding brakes, I've deliberately stopped on an slight incline (making sure it was safe to do so), turned the engine off, got out and have been able to push it downhill, and the brakes have released and it started to roll under gravity. 6) The brakes do not pull to one side, either when they bind or afterwards. 7)There's been no drop in brake fluid level. I've not had time to take the drums off to examine them, but when I do, is there anything in particular I should look for; oil contamination, surface rust, etc? Could oil/surface rust be sufficient to keep the Landy on a slight incline? SIII petrol SWB btw. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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