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Car drags while driving and in nuetral in cold weather start up???

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Hey guys,

Have a question, live in Ontario and it is winter so it is cold, the last few days my car (05 Mustang Gt) when I start it up in the morning and driving and when I throw it in Neutral it feels like it is dragging. For example if I am driving along and throw it in neutral the car almost appears to be braking or slowing down. After the car is warmed up, the engine temperature is about half way on the gage it doesn't do this. Also last week it was warm out and it wasn't doing this but prior to this warm spell when it was cold again it was doing it..

Taking it in for service next week, any thoughts????
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wguttrid said:
Ya I was talking to a guy at work and he mentioned to get the brakes and brake lines checked.

Do you think this is causing undue damage on something driving before I can get it serviced.
I have never used my e-brake for anything but when a friend borrowed my truck, they used it and of course, from years of non use, it locked up. I was able to free it by yanking on the cable, where it enters the drum. I heard the e-brake used to be one of the most common problems on cars, across the board.

If you are wondering if it is a brake problem, drive it for a bit and get out. Put the palm of your hand on each wheel. If a brake is sticking, that wheel should be noticeably hotter than any other. Get it fixed, as you can boil your brake fluid and lose your brakes entirely. That is *really* fun. Once the brake fluid begins to boil, it generates bubbles that can be compressed, unlike the liquid brake fluid [gasses are also "fluids" but that's a different rant :)].
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