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psychomunkie Apr 10, 7:56pm - #150580 

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Driving with the E Brake

Just out of curiosity.. how bad is it to drive with your E Brake on? I usually dont use my Ebake when I park, but I parked on a hill the other day and used it. When I got home that day I realized I drove the entire way home with the Ebrake on... The car didnt even feel different when I drove it. But I was just wondering how bad it is for the car? confused
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gtscelica05 Apr 10, 8:02pm - #150581 
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Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Just out of curiosity.. how bad is it to drive with your E Brake on? I usually dont use my Ebake when I park, but I parked on a hill the other day and used it. When I got home that day I realized I drove the entire way home with the Ebrake on... The car didnt even feel different when I drove it. But I was just wondering how bad it is for the car? confused


it wears out your rear brakes faster. You didnt notice a smell when you were driving?

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eric_h Apr 10, 8:07pm - #150582 

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ive done that once or twice but i could feel it like 10 feet into it, you couldnt feel the car fighting to go or didnt it slow down a lot faster and jerk around? thats weird

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psychomunkie Apr 10, 8:16pm - #150583 

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Nah.. didnt smell anything, nor feel a difference. Maybe I was too tired to notice (it was 1am).. Ive done that before in other cars and always notice it within a few minutes, but for some reason I didnt in this car. Any other probs aside from wearin my rear brakes?
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Elec-FuYu Apr 10, 8:20pm - #150584 
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celi has a weak hand brake...

anywho...i dono wut else will wear other than the rear brake..

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celicaTRDgts Apr 10, 8:33pm - #150585 

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hmm you would of felt something...unless ur e-brake doesnt owrk...some dont

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Vampyre Apr 10, 9:02pm - #150586 

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It must have only been on part way because if it was jacked up all the way you would have a hell of a time moving the vehicle.

E-Break works great on my car.. especially for sliding around corners in all types of weather! thumbsup

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psychomunkie Apr 10, 9:53pm - #150587 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
hmm you would of felt something...unless ur e-brake doesnt owrk...some dont



I know it works cause when I parked back at my place and released the Ebrake, the car sort of rolled a little. Ahh.. I'll never do that again..
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Fyr_Fytr Apr 10, 9:58pm - #150588 
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You didnt notice a smell when you were driving?


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psychomunkie Apr 10, 10:01pm - #150589 

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Nope.. It wasnt that big of a distance.. little more than a mile.. Plus my windows were closed and I have an air freshner.. so.. if it made a smell.. I wouldnt have smelt it anyways.
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Fyr_Fytr Apr 10, 10:04pm - #150590 
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Ahh I see. I've never done it with my Celi so I dunno if it smells alot. My moms RX300 though, that was real scarey till I knew it was the Ebrake. cry

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Donegan Apr 10, 10:17pm - #150591 

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I don't think you know the real feeling of the car...

You have had to feel something if you drove with the side brake on.
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DiabloGTS Apr 10, 10:41pm - #150592 

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you should always leave the Ebrake up and the car in gear (in a manual, Park in an auto)

Leaving it in neutral, if the parking break fails, it will roll and could crash.

Leaving it in gear, should the brake fail, it will rest on the tranny.

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Virgilson Apr 10, 11:13pm - #150593 

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psychomunkie Apr 10, 11:29pm - #150594 

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Originally Posted by Donegan
I don't think you know the real feeling of the car...

You have had to feel something if you drove with the side brake on.


I agree, cause in other cars I've felt it before.. but Ive only had my Celi for less than a week! They should make a lil beepy noise for when that happens.. *sigh*. frown
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Donegan Apr 11, 12:01am - #150595 

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Originally Posted by psychomunkie

I agree, cause in other cars I've felt it before.. but Ive only had my Celi for less than a week! They should make a lil beepy noise for when that happens.. *sigh*. frown


Less than a week?

The car is fine.
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csheriff Apr 11, 12:26am - #150596 
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Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Nah.. didnt smell anything, nor feel a difference. Maybe I was too tired to notice (it was 1am).. Ive done that before in other cars and always notice it within a few minutes, but for some reason I didnt in this car. Any other probs aside from wearin my rear brakes?
did you not notice that your headlights didnt turn on??????

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xmangt1 Apr 11, 2:20am - #150597 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Nah.. didnt smell anything, nor feel a difference. Maybe I was too tired to notice (it was 1am).. Ive done that before in other cars and always notice it within a few minutes, but for some reason I didnt in this car. Any other probs aside from wearin my rear brakes?
did you not notice that your headlights didnt turn on??????
Must've had a little buzz going huh?
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hephaestus Apr 11, 2:50am - #150598 
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You drive a GT right? No strange noises or smells? I'm not sure of the settup in the GT, but the worst you could have done is scorched your shoes and all it takes is to turn your drum. The GTS and I think the GT uses different shoes or pads for the parking brake anyways. Then maybe an adjustment may be needed if that. A mile or so on your parking brake is no big thing. I will try to get the parking brake adjustment information for you. Just be careful next time and try not to let it happen again.
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tooekneee Apr 11, 2:58am - #150599 

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maybe it wasnt all the way up ?
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psychomunkie Apr 11, 3:29am - #150600 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Nah.. didnt smell anything, nor feel a difference. Maybe I was too tired to notice (it was 1am).. Ive done that before in other cars and always notice it within a few minutes, but for some reason I didnt in this car. Any other probs aside from wearin my rear brakes?
did you not notice that your headlights didnt turn on??????


It was night time so I turned them on..
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psychomunkie Apr 11, 3:32am - #150601 

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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Nah.. didnt smell anything, nor feel a difference. Maybe I was too tired to notice (it was 1am).. Ive done that before in other cars and always notice it within a few minutes, but for some reason I didnt in this car. Any other probs aside from wearin my rear brakes?
did you not notice that your headlights didnt turn on??????
Must've had a little buzz going huh?


No...Unless an Ice Cream Sunday and Jay Leno gave me a buzz...But I highly doubt it.. I don't drink/drugs and drive.. so.. no?
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hephaestus Apr 11, 3:35am - #150602 
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I found the info on brakes, just do a search "around". Ecelica for some reason won't let me add that info in any way, shape, or form. Sorry.
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xmangt1 Apr 11, 3:37am - #150603 

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Well it sure as hell seems like it. It hasn't been the first time that happened to you. The damn E-brake is so close to the shifter
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psychomunkie Apr 11, 3:42am - #150604 

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Originally Posted by xmangt1

Well it sure as hell seems like it. It hasn't been the first time that happened to you. The damn E-brake is so close to the shifter



cry I dont do drugs at all.. and dont drive drunk.. it's stupid... and yea it is close to the shifter.. but mind you.. Ive only had the car for a week.. still getting used to everything. One of the other cars Ive done it in was a Honda Civic that I wasnt used to driving either.. (funny part about that is it was my ex bf's and I drove it from the Navy base to my house.. 40 min drive.. ha.. )oOps! thatsfunny Didnt do it on purpose either.. hate civics puke
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xmangt1 Apr 11, 3:50am - #150605 

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Originally Posted by psychomunkie

Originally Posted by xmangt1

Well it sure as hell seems like it. It hasn't been the first time that happened to you. The damn E-brake is so close to the shifter



cry I dont do drugs at all.. and dont drive drunk.. it's stupid... and yea it is close to the shifter.. but mind you.. Ive only had the car for a week.. still getting used to everything. One of the other cars Ive done it in was a Honda Civic that I wasnt used to driving either.. (funny part about that is it was my ex bf's and I drove it from the Navy base to my house.. 40 min drive.. ha.. )oOps! thatsfunny Didnt do it on purpose either.. hate civics puke
Cool. You just drove a short distance so it should be OK thumbsup I just thought that you would notice if the handle is engaged but I guess it's understandable. Enjoy the ride!!!
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VSGTS14 Apr 11, 4:00am - #150606 

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i did once when it was engaged a little bit towards the bottom, i was like...wtf...then saw the brake light on..

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aspen Apr 11, 4:54am - #150607 

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 11, 10:31am - #150608 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
i did once when it was engaged a little bit towards the bottom, i was like...wtf...then saw the brake light on..


i've done the same thing on more than one occasion.

you pop the ebrake down and start riding...and then you notice that you didnt pop it down quite all the way.
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lol i had the worst experiance with taht .
i was just fhinsed innstaling my short shifter thye i was going to test drive it and startet to go out of my drive way and was like wtf it feels really heavy and spineyes to drive lol then i saw my hand brake and just shjooo. thumbsup
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