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I thought I'd take the car for a spin yesterday and after seeing of it flashed the parking was not released. Even though it was so I stopped pressed the barking brake and then released it then all fine. Obviously some is sticking somewhere. I tried spraying some release spray in the foot well brake lever area and doesnt seem to have done much. So tomorrow I'm planing on painting the calipers and thought I'd have a peak at the rear brake. Any advice is much appreciated as always. Ps I might also fire some new rear discs on aswell.
 

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Most common place to stick is the balancing mechanism under the rear seat. The cable comes from the front then goes into a balancer arm distributing force equally to the two rear wheels. Lube the cables and arm and all should be good.
Some use a different system where the force is split near the rear diff. Same principle applies - lube the cables.
 
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Most common place to stick is the balancing mechanism under the rear seat. The cable comes from the front then goes into a balancer arm distributing force equally to the two rear wheels. Lube the cables and arm and all should be good.
Some use a different system where the force is split near the rear diff. Same principle applies - lube the cables.
Thanks LK I think mine has the mechanism near the diff. Will have a search to see exactly where its located.
 

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I thought I'd take the car for a spin yesterday and after seeing of it flashed the parking was not released. Even though it was so I stopped pressed the barking brake and then released it then all fine. Obviously some is sticking somewhere. I tried spraying some release spray in the foot well brake lever area and doesnt seem to have done much. So tomorrow I'm planing on painting the calipers and thought I'd have a peak at the rear brake. Any advice is much appreciated as always. Ps I might also fire some new rear discs on aswell.

I had this on the S Class, (I think - sorry, lose track) which can happen when the handbrake, (or foot in this case) is generally not used just depending on the Park.
What I did, knowing this can happen, is hold the Handle out whilst basically pumping the Hand/Foot Brake, (you know what I mean) a dozen or so times. Never did it again.
It basically gets sticky at the top of its travel combined with a weakening spring.
 
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I had this on the S Class, (I think - sorry, lose track) which can happen when the handbrake, (or foot in this case) is generally not used just depending on the Park.
What I did, knowing this can happen, is hold the Handle out whilst basically pumping the Hand/Foot Brake, (you know what I mean) a dozen or so times. Never did it again.
It basically gets sticky at the top of its travel combined with a weakening spring.
thanks ill have a go at this.
 

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It’s probably sticking because of lack of use during lockdown ?
 

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