hello Brother (and Sister) Pantera Owners- I have a super tight, all but locked up rear wheel on the passenger side. And, the E brake is super tight and inoperable. I'm sure these two issues are related. What should I be looking for and doing to disassemble the systems and get everything working as designed. I have only inspected, not started tearing into this repair. Thanks in advance!
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Difficult to say, but it could be a frozen parking brake cable, not allowing the parking brake to release on that side. I experienced the opposite - frozen parking brake cables not allowing me to engage the parking brake at all. It is pretty easy to check by loosening the adjusting nut on the handbrake cable at the brake as much as possible and seeing if the brake releases. Also, take off the wheel and see if the lever on the parking brake actuating mechanism is returning fully home, I had the problem that it didn't do so on one side, but a simple cleanup and lubrication solved it without pulling the cylinders of the brakes etc apart. I have also heard many times of collapsed rubber brake lines stopping a brake from releasing, but have never experienced it myself.
What is the history of the problem, has the car been sitting for a long time, or did it just suddenly happen out of the blue?
thank you. i’ll take a look around next weekend. stay tuned/ thanks again
hello- yes the car was sitting- I bought it a while ago, the wheels were supertight. I drove it around the parking lot to see if it was stuck caliper, but didn't free up. Its not locked just super tight- it'll drive but not roll freely- and haven't used it- then set it up on a 4 post lift checked the wheels to see and it is just the pass rear. and then a new project ended up underneath it- so now I want to get it going for spring