Rear brakes sticking on Volvo 360 1988

Discussion in 'Volvo 360' started by geoffnail, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. geoffnail

    geoffnail Guest

    Does anyone have any ideas why the rear brakes on my 1988 360 stick on? They
    have only done this twice in the past 2 years, but this time it was at speed
    so the rear shoes etc have got very hot and need replacing. The problem is
    on applying the foot brake, the rear brakes are being applied, but not being
    released (both times after I've stopped for a few minutes and the thing has
    cooled down there has been a 'clunk' and they've freed themselves so I have
    been able to drive on. The garage has looked at the master cylinder and it
    looks OK - any ideas?
    geoffnail, Jun 30, 2003
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    Jack Wrigley Guest

    The problem is far more likely to be the wheel cylinder(s) than the
    master cylinder. Removing the drums is very straightforward.

    You may want to check also that the handbrake is releasing fully.
    Jack Wrigley, Jul 1, 2003
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