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Old 07-20-2001, 12:41 AM
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Even if I put the hand brake down.......nothing.

The right rear wheel is seized or clamped hard.

I didn't drive the car for 2 days since I did the Meguiers 3 step and cleaned out the throttle body and intake plenum (intakesnake tool is AMAZING)

What the F_U_C_K should I do???

Please help I've got plans for a cruise this weekend!!!!

Help me out please guys!!!

Thank you

Mike McKinney

1989 300CE - 269,000 km
1994 SL600 - 59,000 km
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Old 07-20-2001, 12:50 AM
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Check to see if you have a minature Pit Bull in there.


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Old 07-20-2001, 05:47 PM
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Mike, you may be stuck with this one. It sounds like one of the the parking brake shoes has come loose and is binding the rotor, or a cable has broken. You could try backing up a short distance, but I don't think it will free things up. Get under the car and check the cables, (doubt it's a cable. When they break, you can't apply the brake. If you can get the wheel off, remove the rotor retainer screw, and try and remove the rotor. You may have to resort to a hammer to get it off.
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No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.
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Old 07-20-2001, 08:40 PM
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Your language is a little demonstrative and too strong for my tastes but I'll have a go at trying to help you here anyway.

Your cable may be binding from lack of lubrication. Get a stick or broken axe handle and slap the cable a few times to break it free. This works in a few instances.
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Old 07-21-2001, 08:39 AM
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Soap and Water

To the bathroom with you.
Your choice of words is a first if not very few used on this forum.
It is quite offensive.
The replies as to your problem are not deserving but it shows the character of the membership.
Try to do better next time.
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Old 07-21-2001, 08:57 AM
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I thinks Shyne should utilize the edit button. Alot of times while I am on here I have an 8 yr old boy peering over my shoulder and I do not appreciate this type of stuff - especially in the written form.
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Old 07-21-2001, 03:50 PM
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Got The Message

Mike McKinney, as you can see, there is a time and place for everything.
As for me, there is NO time or place for language like this.
Let's put this behind us and go on with an at times family oriented forum.
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Old 07-22-2001, 01:01 AM
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I believe you've described exactly my situation. I had a look under the car and found the following:

Shocks: clean and look new
Coil springs: a little dirty small portions of oxidation
Lower A arms?: clean and rust free
Differential: small portions of surface rust, small portion of grease/gear lube stain

Axle shafts and dust boots: clean and the rubber is fresh.

Heavy corrosion on brake dust shields and these donut type looking things (donuts are rubber, just look a litte dry)

Brake lines look good, I've spotted no leaks, fluid looks a little dirty and will have entire break system flushed after I get the car to the dealer.

If I force the car to move back, what would happen???
Should I play it safe and spend $60.00 to flatbed it to the dealer???

Please give some advice to a stressed out student who is going broke paying all these high taxes in Canada.

Thanks Jeff

Mike McKinney

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1994 SL600 - 59,000 km
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