Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone had ideas on the following, When I start my 26 touring, and release the hand brake to back out of the garage, something is sticking in the transmission. I have to give if some throttle before it will move and it sounds like something is stuck and suddenly gets free allowing the car to move with no problems after that initial clunk where it gets free. I have done it when trying to move the car by pushing it also, sometime I have to try and rock it back and forth and she won't budge until I hear a clunk and then she moves just fine from that point on! At first, I thought the bendix was getting stuck in the ring gear because I recently found some of the teeth damaged, but that is not the case because this happens whether I use the starter or not. I found it when I tried pushing the car to move the ring gear a little so that the bendix would have some good teeth to use and the car would not budge until I heard a clunk and then it was fine. Any ideas on what could be sticking? Thank's
I have found that my rods connecting the lever to the ebrakes get hung and then do that clunk thing and then good
For me, it was the oil and dirt that hold my brake shoes on the drums. After cleaning and using the modern seals the problem was gone.
If the brake thing doesn't pan out, check those bands.
Remove the transmission cover and check to see if the bands are engageing and disengageing as you move the pedals back and fourth with the hand brake engaged and disengaged.
Thank's for the ideas, now that I think of it, I put Kevlar bands in last year and adjusted them not too long ago, maybe I messed something up, but the car seems ok once that initial lock up releases, I also rebuilt the rear axle a few years ago and am wondering if maybe the emergency brake shoes aren't sticking to the drums like the old drum brake cars used to do in the 60's when the got contaminated, sounds like the same type of "clunk"! At least this will gave me some ideas to check out when I get the chance! Thanks
Just get the back wheels off the ground and see what's cooking. Easiest thing to start with.
Brake band too tight. Needs to be adjusted so that the pedal is all the way to the floor when fully engaged.