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hi all. had a 13 plate city picante for a few months. I've started to see a problem where on first start up of the day if I put the car into 1st or reverse there is resistance followed by a clunking sound before moving off. It's only really on the first start of the day and doesn't do it again if I use the car the same day, maybe something is seizing up overnight??

Any ideas what this could be before I get it looked at? cheers
 

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Are handbrake pads sticking on disc when releasing handbrake. Park overnight with brake off and leave in gear and see what happens.
 

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As Birdman posted - we always leave handbrake 'off' when parked at home.
The sportage is on a slight grassy slope and has a slightly raised bit of ground which acts as a natural wheel chock(it would only hit our wooden fence anyway :) ).
Our Vitara is on a slight tarmac slope so we have a large chock shaped stone against one of the front wheels (it would only roll a few inches into the kerb anyway :) ).
 

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Handbrake sticking. It's due to discs at the back.
It's just a feature not a fault.
if it's likely to be freezing overnight I tend to leave the handbrake off, in gear & chock a wheel to stop it potentially freezing on.
 

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Park in gear and leave handbrake off. Standard on pretty much all cars now given the disks & often sintered pads with a metal content.

Just look at the disks after parking overnight.... Nice rusty colour.
 

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Faced this the other day after heavy frost. Car stalled against the frozen handbrake and boy did it smell of burning when I applied some 'wellie' to free it. Will certainly be using Handbrake off Gear selected parking in the future.
 
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