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sandeep
post 28 Oct 2017, 19:18
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Took my isis out for a spin today. After about 20 mins of driving, while approaching a car park the car started juddering and eventually stopped. A few friendly people offered to push it to one of the parking bays. However the car wouldn't move. I tried accelerating hard, but no luck. I did notice some smoke from the air filter while attempting to accelerate hard .....

My guess at that time was that the brakes have seized. The rear wheels hubs were hot. Called the rescue and waited.

20 or so mins later, i was able to drive into a bay (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

It is now home, courtesy AA flat bed truck. Just drove it around the block and it seems to be ok now.

So what went wrong? Did the brakes seize? how did it free itself?

Is there anything else to worry about other then the brakes?

I am now in the lookout for a good mechanic (near sevenoaks, Kent) who can service the brakes. Don't want to do the brakes myself as i am not an expert.


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post 28 Oct 2017, 21:43
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A wise decision not to tackle the brakes yourself if you are not totally qualified. I’m wondering if the handbrake had stuck on due to a long period of inactivity. The heat generated then expanded things and released it? If possible leave the car in first gear, rather than use the handbrake.
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post 29 Oct 2017, 06:38
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Handbrake X2.

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post 29 Oct 2017, 08:01
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QUOTE (ozieagle @ 29 Oct 2017, 06:38 ) *
Handbrake X2.

Herb


Bearing in mind the car's long time inactivity/rebuild it may be that there is not enough free play on the master cylinder pushrod (brake pedal), or the master cylinder itself is not returning fully. When the brakes stuck on did you notice whether the pedal travel got less?

Definitely worth getting someone with a little 'older car' knowledge to have a look (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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post 29 Oct 2017, 12:06
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I'm in Margate, I'll have a look if you like. Give me a pm if you are interested.

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post 1 Nov 2017, 22:47
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Thanks for your advises. After speaking to some local mechanic, they too think the master cylinder is not returning fully.

Howard, unfortunately i did not check the brake pedal travel at that time.

Rusty rogger i will PM you.
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