Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
E-brake frozen? Cold Temps.
So the other day here in Nova Scotia the temp rose and it rained like crazy for a good 12-15 hours then the temp dropped again. My truck sat through all this stupid weather. When I went to go to work last night, it was approx -15C, the truck wouldn't move after I released the e-brake. I gave it some gas and it still wouldn't move. I tried rocking it gently back and forth but couldn't go too far forward because my deck is in the way.
Is brute force the only way I can 'unstick' the brake or is there another more gentle way of doing it, I can't wait until the weather warms up again.
I read online that using an e-brake in extreme cold temps is not a good idea for this very reason. Its become such a habit though over the years!