My car has an E-brake release lever (for lack of a better term) and last night it when trying to pull the lever to release it, the lever broke off the main console. There's no way for me to release the E-brake and I can't move my car anywhere. Is this something that requires a lot of work to fix? I don't know how exactly to fix it.
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i would check the pedal itself, then pull the drums and try adjusting the brakes, if you havent done this in a while to clean and adjust them you might be better off replacing the shoes, all springs and adjusting them till the drum just starts to drag and rechecking the ebrake, if this doesn't help you will probably need e brake cables and possibly a pedal assembly if it is binding
Is the brake pedal getting harder to depress? Also have you had any work done on the vehicle immediately prior to this problem? If the pedal is getting harder to depress it could be a failing power brake booster if your car has one. Some ABS systems are different than others
Tom, not sure on your particular model, but on most cars the e-brake light on the dash is turned on and off buy a switch in the bottom of the grove for lack of better term, were the e-brake lever sits. It is shut off when the lever is pushed back down. If you havent used it latley, some one may have pulled it up just enough to be almost completly off, but not quite. First try pushing it down all the way. If this dosn't stop it, you may have to pull lever all the way up to see if the switch is loose or other trouble with it.Worse comes to worse unplug it, but rember that you can end up driving around with the e-brake set and burn up your rear brakes.
wether foot e-brake or handle there is a sensor that maybe stuck... look around rachet gears either way for a sensor with wires going to it. while brake is released try pulling out on sensor . if this works either replace or dont use till inspection. Good luck
Try this: Have someone pull the release cable. Using a small tool (credit card, plastic knife, anything); see if you can manually "pry" (for lack of a better term) the filler door open. If it DOES open, the fuel door "pop" spring is either broken or compressed to the point that it will not "pop" the door open. The spring is a flat piece of metal, bent into sorta of a "U" shape, and is located at the hinge side. Try this, and get back to me if you need more assistance. Hope this helps.