I was pulling out of a parking spot,felt a pop whike compressing the brake pedal and my brakes went to the floor.After getting home 3 blocks later ther was a trail of brake fluid in the garage and my brakes were all but gone.
Your master cylinder rear seal is most likely shot. Check to see where the fluid is actually leaking from. If it is coming from the rear of the master cylinder, flush against the brake booster, replace the master cylinder.
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Yes parking brake will still work. It is mechanical with a wire going from pedal/handle that when pulled squeezes the brake shoes round the rotor. Just go real slow and you should be alright. Hope this helped you.
Look under the dash, on the brake pedal arm. There are one or two switches that activate brake lights and/or shift unlock. Check for loose mounting nut or a missing rubber nubber. Is the brake pedal coming all the way back up? Look on the floor for something not usually found there. These switches are adjustable and it may be as simple as adjusting them. Have a helper look for brake lights on and shift lever unlocked while you push and release the switches with your finger. Depress the brake pedal to get it out of the way. Remember to set the park brake first. Could just be a bad switch or loose connector. Check fuses and the bulbs. Is shifter fully in Park? Also try jiggling the turn signal lever.
I had the same thing. just remove the cover from under the steering wheel and you can see the ratchet release lever. You can also remove the metal cover that is under the plastic cover for more visibility. now just reach in with a bit of stiff wire with a hook on the end and pull the lever back to you. that is all the cable does, and voila, the brake is released. now you just have to remember not to push it down again (I did!)
If the floor shift lever wont move out of park, there foot brake lock that prevents it from moving until you depress the brake pedal and pull it out of park. I think the release is vacuum operated so try depressing the brake pedal a few time while trying to release. TerBo
You can get a new washer/grommet from an auto supply. I can't send you a picture or schematic, but if you take a flash light and get down under the dash, you will be able to see the switch mechanism near the hinge that moves when you touch the brakes. You probably need to close the gap until the brake light stay off when not being used. Make sure the light comes on when you step on the brake pedal. Jim Hart