Guest MJG Posted October 1, 2006 Share Posted October 1, 2006 Some knowlegable types in here who may be able to help..... Car Renault Megane 1.6 Sport. (Yes I know I wouldn't want one either??!! I presume somebody may have had this with a drum braked (rather than transmission braked) Landy who can help. Has been laid up for approx 8 weeks following MoT failure with myself and my daughters boyfriend (it's his mothers car) doing the various bits it needs as and when we can. Last job today was to fit a new exhaust and CAT but unfortunatly it has been stood for the best part of the above 8 week period outside my daughters boyfriends house with the hand brake (drums on the rear) on which of course will not now release. Attempts at releaseing it 'under power of the engine', a method I have always succesfully employed before, are just having no affect what so ever, it just drags it's rear wheels along the ground and is at risk of frying the clutch. Any ideas any one???? I thought about taking the wheel(s) off and attempting to lever with a long bar between the studs inserted back in the drum.... not sure if this will work. Also if we have to strip them down to release it I can't see how the drums can come off with the handbrake stuck on other than smashing them off..... Really stuck... knocked off for the day now as it's geting dark any help appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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