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Syrok
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Was wondering if any of you knew a bit about cars. I'm having a bit of a problem with mine (well, my parents) right now.
The engine is running and all but I can't move one bit. It feels has if the handbrake is still on(?).
Any ideas what I could do?
#1 at 14:57:02 - 31/03/2010
HairyArse
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Take the handbrake off? :P
#2 at 15:01:09 - 31/03/2010
Syrok
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:p

I found out what it could be. There is nothing I can do about it.
Am now trying to find a garage that can fix it, but they are all busy... :(
#3 at 15:31:59 - 31/03/2010
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At a guess, either seized brakes or a problem with the brake line?
#4 at 16:09:54 - 31/03/2010
Spin Dr Wolf
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Could be all sorts of things, most likely is a stuck brake either hand or hydraulic, although you should still feel a 'pull' if you try to drive it and maybe even some movement. If not could be a clutch of transmission issue.
#5 at 16:20:32 - 31/03/2010
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Spin Dr Wolf said:Could be all sorts of things, most likely is a stuck brake either hand or hydraulic, although you should still feel a 'pull' if you try to drive it and maybe even some movement. If not could be a clutch of transmission issue.


I concur.
#6 at 17:07:05 - 31/03/2010
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Thought I would hijack this thread as I have a problem with my car at the moment and my usual mechanic is struggling to fix it.

Car is leaking, getting a pooling of water in the rear passenger seatwell (only when we have very significant rainfall). Seems to be worse when the car is facing in a particular direction and occurs when the car is parked on the drive. Can't find any source of the leak and the door seals have been checked and tightened.

However, the other day I did find that there is a significant amount of water in the boot under the carpeting where the spare wheel is located. Didn't notice it until I lend the jack to a neighbour as the top cover (base of the boot compartment) was hiding it. Could this be the source of the water getting in? If so, how do I fix it?
#7 at 18:07:21 - 31/03/2010
Spin Dr Wolf
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Is it a Renault Megane ?
#8 at 19:05:38 - 31/03/2010
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No, Toyota Avensis (W reg)
#9 at 21:07:19 - 31/03/2010
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Oh, common problem with the Megane, possibly the same issue though. Could be the water channels around the boot door, they usually drain via some small plastic tubes to the underside of the car, however if they block with some leaves or other crap, often leak into the vehicle.
#10 at 23:38:49 - 31/03/2010
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cheers mate I'll have a look for that over the long easter weekend
#11 at 10:59:45 - 01/04/2010

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