WHEELS BLOCKED IN ALMERA

  • Tiny
  • djana
  • 2003 Nissan Almera
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual

Almera 2003 was left not used for some 2 weeks on handbreak cause the battery went dead. After I have changed the battery, engine starts as normal, but the wheels seem to be blocked and I can't move them. I have checked the wheels but can't see anything, though it looks/feels like its only one of the wheels (rear) can't move. Any suggestions?

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 3:29 PM

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  • billymac
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You can raise the wheel that is locked open the bleeder on the brake and work wheel back and forth until it releases then retighten bleeder should be ok then

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 8:36 PM
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What could cause it? Will the problem come back?

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM
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This is normal if a car has the park brake engaged for a prolonged period the brake just sticks. May happen if you leave the park brake set for a long time. Anything that is not used is subject toseize. Best thing to do is not set brake when car is stored or periodically release brake.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 9:08 PM
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This wheel can move a little bit, I can move it but within very limited motion.
After rising the wheel I tried if I can move it, It felt like the car is in the first gear, so I don't think it's the break, it feels like the problem is mechanical. I will try what you suggested tommorow.
PS. I didn't know you can bleed handbrake, thought it was only footbrake

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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 1:09 AM
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Lol good point. Most newer cars have rear disc brakes and a shoe inside the rotor however if it is rear drums then it will be operated by a cable. If I am understanding your question. Your rear wheel will not turn? And do you have disc brakes on the wheel that will not turn?

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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 1:55 AM
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Unfortunately it's pouring down today so I cannot look at the car. I think that its not disk brake but drum brake, the wheel will move a tiny bit back and forth when pushed.

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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 11:17 AM
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Ok well if drum brake cracking the bleeder will release it. If it don't then something inside hub has come loose

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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 9:24 PM

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