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    Posted: 26 May 2014 at 12:55pm
anybody else getting rear brakes sticking on. Noticed a few times after being parked overnight - and usually when it has been raining. One of the rear brakes had stuck but released with a quick reverse and then forward movement. Garage had a look when car in for 10,000 service two weeks back. But this morning they had really locked on and took a good few moves before freeing themselves. Had the same problem with our Citroen AXs a few years back - so bad that one time the lining stripped from the shoe. Dealer said probably needs stripped and cleaned. And NO we do not yank the handbrake on as if we were trying to hold a ten ton truck on a hill. And blast dealer is closed for the holiday Monday.
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Yup, mine did same, drums were cleaned out at service and all fixed now, due to a build up of brake dust/gunge etc   

at its worst, had to drive forward before I could reverse to free them up! 
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thanks doc!
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When I had proper automatics I never used the handbreak overnight. I used to leave it in park you can do the same with a manual car by leaving it in gear. Can't do it with the Up! because of the loud warning sound when you don't engage the handbreak. Luckily so far I have had no problems with the handbreak sticking.
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My up!'s handbrake hasn't stuck so far, but many moons ago my Nova's would when left on for a couple of weeks.  The first time, the mechanic I called out removed the wheel trims, lay on his back and gave the rear wheels a couple of good kicks each, which did the job perfectly.  A useful trick for me to learn, saving a lot of waiting around and expense when it happened again. Smile
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Out of interest, does anyone with sticky brakes use engine braking?
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After all the heavy rain we've over the past few day we are getting this.
I just leave car in gear and two clicks on the hanedbrake.


Anybody else front brakes squeaking too?
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Gary02tdi we have tried that and it still stick. Car was checked at 10,000 service and they said looked OK but would need to pay if I wanted brakes stripped and cleaned. Two weeks later we had braked cleaned. AND guess what - they still stuck. Wife was away with the car last week on a course in Windermere. Car in gear, handbrake on two notches. Brakes stuck. Only released when she bounced the rear end of the car. Garage now recommend new brake linings, but are prepared to fit them free of charge as we paid for them to be cleaned two week ago.
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Hi all,

I've had this problem since i bought the car.  Of course i didn't notice it at the time because the garage hadn't left it standing for a period of time.  My garage suggested a strip and clean of the rear drums, i see one other person has said this didn't fix the problem, has anyone else had this fixed by this or other means? 

Interestingly i once left the handbrake off for a few days and left it in gear, the sticking was much less severe but there was still some reluctance to move a slight noise on pulling off and then it just released.  I don't understand how the brakes could be sticking still without the hand brake on though?

In this colder weather and only after a couple of nights its really set in and can take a couple of minutes on the accelerator and jumping about to get it to move.  I'd like this sorted out now.

On a related note, anyone had their front disks either cleaned or replaced and any idea how much a new pair would cost.  I've got corroded noisy front brakes too!

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Originally posted by u0362565 u0362565 wrote:

I've had this problem since i bought the car.  Of course i didn't notice it at the time because the garage hadn't left it standing for a period of time.  My garage suggested a strip and clean of the rear drums, i see one other person has said this didn't fix the problem, has anyone else had this fixed by this or other means?
Mine has just had 3-year service (at 16k miles) and MoT.  Have noticed this week that rear shoes are sticking (car always garaged overnight). Service supervisor at main dealer says rear drums/shoes need cleaning / dust blowing out + copper grease.  Strange how some things haven't changed over time - I remember this being done on my Marina and Austin 1300)
 I expressed amazement when Supervisor said rear brakes on up! and Polo are only ever visually inspected never stripped down UNLESS there's a problem and VW do NOT include this item - unless requested - and then it's an extra and casnnot be taken out of the 3-year Service Plan; takes 1 hour and costs £117.   After protesting that I had just paid for an annual service 1 month age and it would not have cost so much if done at the same time  they offered me a reduced price.   So rear brakes will be cleaned down week after next. 
Sadly, our Jan 2013 Red High-up!written-off by hit-and-run on a Saturday aft in town. Was thinking of upgrading to a Polo, so have now got a used 1.2 TSI 110 DSG but much sooner than planned.
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