06-06-2012, 10:01 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-06-2012, 10:03 PM by corkgsxr.)
Do a fluid change, might me air in the front calipers.
Check your rear pads too
The hand break sticking is due to a build up of dust in the drums. I had this a while back with my 2007 Berlingo, in fact it got to the point that I had to rock the van back before moving forward to release the drum. I took the drums off blew out around the shoes with a compressor, gave the breaking surfaces on both the shoes and on the drum a sand with sandpaper to clean them up, put all back together and the problem was solved...
On the issue with the breaking not being balanced, I had an issue with a previous van (a Kangoo) where there is a balance valve (Technical Term) underneath the van to distribute the breaking pressure, this failed which resulted in this kind of problem...
The following 1 user says Thank You to prunty for this post:1 user says Thank You to prunty for this post
theres a lever connected to the rear axle to increase braking to the rear when carrying a load, it may be rusted and stuck in the "loaded" position. The unit it adjusts is called the compensator. As the suspension sinks under weight the lever adds pressure to the rear brakes - this allows them to work under loaded conditions but also stop them locking up when the van is empty.