V40 - Rear Handbrake mechanism seized

Discussion in 'Volvo V40' started by Cameron, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    The handbrake mechanism which operates one of the wheel cylinders on my
    V40 keeps seizing.
    I have released it by using WD40 and moving it back and for until it
    operates correctly, but the same problem recurs 6 weeks later.
    Can anyone tell me if there is a trick to permanently fixing this
    problem without replacing the caliper?
    Cameron, Sep 12, 2006
  2. Cameron

    Guest Guest

    What year?

    I believe the 2005's had a recall on the handbrake.
    Guest, Sep 13, 2006
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    It's a 1997 2.0 petrol V40.

    Cameron, Sep 13, 2006
  4. Cameron

    Mike F Guest

    WD40 is not a long term lubricant - it's all getting washed or burned
    away. You'll need to take the mechanism apart and get a proper heat
    resistant brake grease on the mating parts.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Sep 13, 2006
  5. Cameron

    Roger Hunt Guest

    Best of luck - I bought a 1998 ex-Constabulary unmarked 2.0 petrol V40 6
    months ago and am very much enjoying getting to know it.
    Even though my handbrake works fine at the moment I'll be having a look
    at the mechanism just in case it's close to fouling up.

    (I'll second Mike re WD40 - Great for freeing things up in preparation
    for cleaning and appropriate lubrication)

    Roger Hunt, Sep 13, 2006
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    I realise WD40 isn't a long term lubricant, but I was hoping there
    might be an easy way of curing the problem without dismantling the
    caliper completely. I was tring to avoid removing the wheel cylinder
    Cameron, Sep 13, 2006
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