Question about 2002 Chevrolet Blazer
When I press the the emergency brake down it will not saty down. The emergency brake works if pressed down while driving but will not stay down it stays up
The parking brake actuator (the mechanism you press with your foot) works like a ratchet wrench. The pedal has a cresent shaped plate with teeth on it. It pivots on a mounting plate. There is a pawl with a small spring also on the backing plate. This pawl engages the teeth on the pedal assembly to hold the brake engaged (against the large return spring).
Stick your head under the dash and look carefully at the parking brake actuator mechanism. See why the pawl is not engaging the teeth on the pedal assembly. Most likely causes are that the release mechanism is jammed "on" or that the light spring which attaches to the pawl is missing (usually from being kicked by some one with large feet) View this mechanism on another GM vehicle with the same style parking brake if you suspect that parts are missing.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
When I press the the emergency brake down it will not saty down. The emergency brake works if pressed down while driving but will not stay down it stays up?? ok sould like my problem ,so where can i get one on line??? to replace it and looking for tail gate hinges for a 1994 S 10 pick up from GM 72:00 for all for to much for 4 places of metal??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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