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Emergency break pedal stuck to floor, but break is disengaged

When I last pulled the Emergency break release the puller handle suddenly went loose, but I heard the break disengage as normal. The car drives fine as if the e-brake is not engaged, but the pedal did not pop up and it is stuck in the engaged position against the floor board. Pulling on the release handle does nothing. When I drive, the brake light flashes and the dinging alert sound keeps going constantly. How do I disengage the pedal from the floor, or disable the annoying ding sound?

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Thanks s60six. Pulling on the release handle and moving the e-brake pedal by hand at the same time worked! My break cable is deffinitely broken. I noticed it was hanging slack under my truck. Luckily I have an automatic, so I can wait a couple of weeks to save up some cash to get it fixed.

    Is this something you think I could fix myself? Im reasonably mechanically inclined. I've changed my own brake pads before. Can you recommend someplace to handle the repair that wont rip me off?

    Thanks again, relief from that annoying dinging is great!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    clunks when engaging and disengaging

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Sounds like your brake cable has broken or there is something damaged in the pedal assembly.........try pulling on the release handle and move the e-brake pedal back to its off position by hand at the same time.(you may have to tie it in this position to keep it up)If that doesnt work there is a sensor on the pedal assembly that you should be able to bypass by either disconecting the wire(1 wire system) or connecting the two wires together (2 wire system)Especially if your truck is a standard the e-brake is an important safety feature,so if these steps fix the light and dinging problem you should still take the steps to have it repaired.
hope this helps.........Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • s60six Dec 19, 2008

    Yes especially the front cable they are easy to replace. The help of an inexpensive repair manual will make this much easier. I recommend the Haynes line of manuals.......they are available at most parts stores for around 20.00

  • s60six Dec 19, 2008

    If you've done your own brake pads you can pull this repair off easily!

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