90 Accord with Seized parking Brake - HELP

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Spurr, May 14, 2005.

  1. Spurr

    Spurr Guest

    Anyone have any idea how I might get this unseized? Thanks for your help.
    Spurr, May 14, 2005
  2. Replace the cable(s) that have rusted up.

    Stewart DIBBS
    Stewart DIBBS, May 15, 2005
  3. As an emergency measure, release the parking brake and spray penetrant oil
    in the end of each cable housing. That is easier if you put the back on
    jackstands as high as you can and spray the rear (high) ends of each cable.
    Then use your fingers to try to flex every inch of the cables - it isn't
    crucial you get every inch, but the more you flex the better your chances.
    Spray again and operate the parking brake a few times. Repeat as necessary.

    Replace all the parking brake cables at your next opportunity and avoid
    setting the brake until then.

    Michael Pardee, May 15, 2005
  4. Spurr

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Has the car been sitting for a long time with the brake on?
    TeGGeR®, May 15, 2005
  5. Spurr

    Spurr Guest

    YEs, the car sat all winter with the parking brake on. It is the EX model,
    and has rear drum brakes. Thanks.
    Spurr, May 15, 2005
  6. Spurr

    jim beam Guest

    in that case, take the wheel off, and whack the drum with a dead hammer,
    NOT a steel one. [steel will shatter the drum.]

    that'll break the "stiction" where the drum has rusted to the brake
    shoes. then take the drum off & clean up in there. should be fine
    after that.
    jim beam, May 15, 2005
  7. Spurr

    Spurr Guest

    A good pound with a dead hammer did the trick. The beast is rolling
    again..Thanks everyone for your insight and suggestions.

    Spurr, May 15, 2005
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