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Hello from Herne Bay Kent

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Krissiesherwood
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Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi, I am just introducing myself, Krissie from Kent. Just on my 3rd MR2, first Roadster though. :bounce:
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby s12vea » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:32 pm

Welcome congrats on your 3rd mr2
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby delhusband » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi welcome! 3 eh, lucky you :)
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Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby bernie11a » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:26 pm

Welcome along congrats on your choice, you won't be disappointed in the twisties which is where the Roadster excels :-)
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Krissiesherwood
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:22 pm

Thank you Bernie11a, I am not sure how to navigate this site correctly, I'm looking for advice with the sticking break calipper,
which I had trouble with last Wednesday. Tried to post message on here, asking for any advice, but it asked me for recipient
which I don't know yet. Any ideas on how I can ask others? Bearing in mind I don't know anyone's names yet?
Thank you, krissiesherwood
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Hi everyone. I purchased my roadster a month ago and it had 11 months mot, but after 2weeks smoke started coming from the n.s front wheel, I called the AA & he took wheel off & piston complety out before cleaning it & putting it back. After bleeding the brakes and topping the fluid up, he followed me home to make sure I got back ok, & advised I don't drive it again untill it's had new calipper & pads. The brake pads were renewed only 2months ago, the AA man also said they were new. I have driven it just round the block a few times & it seems fine, no heat in the rim, so I wondering if it is dangerous to drive incase it happens again, & locks up, I didn't really want to spend out a couple of hundred quid again so soon after buying it. Had to get new battery fitted, and new master key, as it only came with one. I have had 2 MR2's before & never came across this problem. I've read other forums where people advise getting both done & possibly handbrake too. Can anyone please offer any advise? It would be greatly appreciated . Thank you.
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby shnazzle » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi Krissie! Welcome!
I suspect you tried to send a "pm" (private message) to someone before, hence the request for a recipient.

But you've posted correctly now.

Sticky calipers eh? Oddly enough I've just 2 days ago spent a few hours on the drive fixing mine.
However it sounds like yours might be more handbrake related. Also quite common.

The handbrake cables can seize up in their sheaths, which causes your brakes to stay on.

No need to spend hundreds. Very few of us get brand new parts from Toyota.

If it is the calipers, there are 3 options:
New from Toyota (expensive), refurbed from TCB (see our Affiliates section in the Marketplace for contact details), or try a 2nd hand caliper from a breaker. We have two good ones registered as Affiliate breakers in the Marketplace.
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Krissiesherwood
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:46 pm

Thank you very much, can you tell me if I would know if it was handbrake related, or would I have to put it into a garage to check it out? The seller said it's had the handbrake tightened to pass mot. It is quite high too. I have not noticed anything odd when driving it though, just worried about parking it on a hill.
Thanks for your advice, it's very much appreciated.
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Fin
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Fin » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:36 pm

If it's the near side front, it won't have anything to do with the handbrake. That's on the rears, and cable activated.
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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:28 pm

Okay, that's good news. One less thing to have to worry about. Just taken it for a quick spin up the Thanet Way, only about 6miles there and back, checked the offending wheel, and no heat coming from the wheel rim. All seems normal, don't want to speak to soon though, how do you think I would know if it needs a new calipper, would I have to wait for it to 'smoke' again ?
Krissie sherwood

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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby paulj » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:17 pm

Welcome

Use the search box at the top of the site and you will find lots of threads about handbrakes, our cars don't have a great history with them. I was adjusting mine yesterday - loosen cable adjuster fully off, pump foot brake lots of times, retighten adjuster. That might fix your high lever without too much trouble and without taking wheels and calipers off. If it doesn't, you will end up getting all personal with the calipers!

The adjuster is under the centre console in the car - just mentioned as I think it was under the car in the earlier marques.

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Re: Hello from Herne Bay Kent

Postby Krissiesherwood » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Thanks paulj', I noticed there was something missing from the centre of the handbrake console, so I poked my fingers inside and found a small black little cover, just the size as the hole! So I managed to poke it out and fit it back into the gap. I guess it has been taken out before to adjust it. Thanks for that anyway. I will have a go at finding out about the n.s calipper. How do I know if I need a new one fitted.
lots to learn. Many thanks.
Krissie sherwood


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