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help!>>cold weather now sucks

ok, i want to go to a chicks house, i hopped in my truck, took off the ebrake and i didnt roll... tried giving some gas, no luck, tried 4 hi.. no luck

i have a can of de-icer i bought for ****z and giggles, i work at az, that stuff doesnt work!!!

anyways, can i pour water on the brakes, would that or giving it more gas mess something up?
i need to get outa here b4 it gets much later..

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edit:i know i shoudlnt use the e-brake in the cold, i forgot but our driveway is on a hill.. does the tranny keep it from rolling?
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looks like you just learned a lesson......DONT SET YOUR EBRAKE IN THE WINTER! .......

take some boiling hot water and pour it on your rear drum brakes....
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it wont crack them like a windshield

and what do i do about rolling then?
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shouldn't hurt them....they are like 1/2" steel.....

ummmmmm......leave it in gear......take the ebrake off and leave it in gear...
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The metal will be fine.


I assume you have a manual, just leave it in the lowest gear. If your really worried about it chock the wheel.
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i meant how to keep it rolling at night, just keep it in gear i guess.. off to try regular water.. de-icer is a joke i assumed it was when i bought it for w/e reason.. never wasting that again
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but i owe yall now haha
it worked.. chocked a wheel, and i guess when it rolls against the chock and w/e it worked..
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Gasoline and a match.

If the hot water doesn't work, try a hair dryer. I would not try anything hotter than that. Once you try with the water, be persistant with what ever you do. Hot water will cool quickly and may make the situation even worse.

Once it's freed, drive it around enough for the brakes to heat up and dry out. Just make sure you still have brakes before going too fast.
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now go and get some!!! Try not to get drunk and order girls gone wild either
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I usually put it in 4low and floor it. I'm sure it's a horrible idea but it's worked for me so far lol
Generally I don't use the parking brake for the reason.
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wow glad i live in the south straight up..never heard of such a thing

i always had a problem tho durin the summer my legs stickin to the leather when its 100+ outside
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Good thing i never use the e brake unless its a really steep hill ! I Live CA and i never heard of your breaks freezing like that . My g/f is from NY and she said thats normal and so never set the e brake in the winter .

for once i didn't learn the hard way !
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i always had a problem tho durin the summer my legs stickin to the leather when its 100+ outside
LOL

It's kinda funny, I'm giving advice to a guy in TX whose brakes iced up while I'm here in Jeresy working on my truck outside in 64* weather.
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Happened to me a couple winters back. Only my truck had sat with the e-brake on for about 2 weeks outside. The thing completely rusted to the brake. Was trying to do the whole hot water thing, 4 wheel drive, anything I could think of. Never did get that wheel rolling. Ended up calling a tow-truck at midnight. Shop was super cool about it. The just disassembled the e-brake and got it rolling again as I had to leave the next day. Charged me like 70 bucks for the tow and the 2 hours work. Love that shop.
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i had that problem once and it broke loose on its own... scared me though
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Ha ha....Good thing I have an automatic!!!

I've never heard of an Ebrake freezing either! I guess this is in states with moist, cold air. Moist air is completely foreign for Arkansas residents!
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i chocked the front wheel, it started to creak, then more creaking, then it lurched..

i had the e-brake off, and it in neutral just sitting there haha

as for the 4wd method, i tried 4hi.. 4low was gonna b my last resort lol

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wow glad i live in the south straight up..never heard of such a thing

i always had a problem tho durin the summer my legs stickin to the leather when its 100+ outside
i had heard about it a few times, thats y i jumped straight onto R-F as soon as i realized what was going on haha, and tru dat, i love leather, but ONLY when its like the right temp haha


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LOL

It's kinda funny, I'm giving advice to a guy in TX whose brakes iced up while I'm here in Jeresy working on my truck outside in 64* weather.
thanks haha, the roads are frozen... i know its nothing to yall up north, but hell, central texas has more or less SHUT DOWN haha
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