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On my 2003 Chevy Suburban, the emergency brake won't release.

The brake release lever moves as if the emergency brake will release but the brake remains on. The car will not move.

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There is a cable running from handle to brake assembly it is probably broke there is a release lever under there on brake about a one inch lever hold down on brake and move this and let up on pedal.

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