Hi everyone, hope you are all well and keeping better than my van is. Well I guess this one is as per the title really. Got out of the van yestearray only to notice my N/S/R brakes ( Discs and pads) to be glowing hot!! Once cooled down I took wheel off and visually inspected and everything "looked ok" and I checked all bolts was tight. I also checked for movement on the wheel and that was ok so I put the wheel back on and left in gear with handbrake on. I had no choice but to use the van today and after driving for 4 miles I parked it up and noticed a hideous smell of cooking metal, checked the wheel and this time they was even hotter and glowing brighter, now the discs are scored and will need replacing along with pads. Shame as the discs and pads were changed only 5000 miles ago.
At lunchtime today I looked on here (great forum
) and it seems the problem could be with a collapsing brake hose or seized calliper.
However for the rest of the day I decided to not use the hand brake at all even at lights etc and the problems has not returned since and I must have used the brake pedal a hundred times this afternoon. I should point out I have been suffering with the same poor handbrake as many other connect owners so I've learnt to live with it and use leave it in gear when parked up with handbrake on. Well now I can't use it at all as it would appear it's not realising properly on the N/S/R wheel.
So now I believe it has something to do with the handbrake operating the brakes and not the calliper itself. Has anyone had this happen to them?
Any advise is greatly appreciated,