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Emergency brake pedal will not stay down when i press it.

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

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  • DelanoJ Dec 26, 2008

    I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy and the same thing just happened. The emergency brake holds while holding down the pedal, but the pedal will not stay down.

  • jmaguillar30 Dec 26, 2008

    Looks like so far three of us have this problem....I found a small piece of plastic on my floor board after my 2002 Chevy S-10 Crew Cab E-brake wouldnt stay aplied.....

  • tarpley Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem on my 2001 jimmy

  • jlninc Jan 15, 2009

    parking brake will not stay down.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    Okay, so what is the fix for this?

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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.
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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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