A couple of days ago as I was releasing the E brake, the mechanism popped like always but the brakes I guess must have frozen to the roters. It drove hard for a while than I heard the pop coming from the rear wheels, than clanging loose metal rattling as I drove. I asked a friend and he said that as long as the calipers released, or broke off it would be ok to continue driving it. Today on my way home while in four wheel drive I felt tension like something was gripping my wheels and than a pop, like a piece of metal broke off and than my truck began to drive smooth again. Thats when I realized, later, that I lossed my four wheel drive. I don't know much about fixing anything automotive but am going to learn quickly. Please help if you can!
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Do you use your e-brake often ? If they are not used frequently the cable becomes dry and rusty and will seize and the brake will not release. You will have to access the mechanism at the rear wheels and try to release the cables. Can be a big job without proper tools.
The ebrake releases automaticaly when you put it into drive, if the brake doesnt release when in drive then the vacuum release valve may be bad but theres an arm to release in manually, look under the dash where the e brake pedal is and on the side of the braket for the ebrake pedal is a small arm that will release it, good luck hope this helps,
Ya it's possible, there is a shift interlock solenoid on the shifter that will only release the shifter when it has power from the brake light switch. There is also a solenoid on the ignition switch that won't allow the key to be turned to lock unless the shifter is in park. That is whats clicking.
ok then. the E-brake cable is not broken just stuck, the cables tend to get rusted and thgis happens all the time,What you can do is go under the truck and manualy pull the cables rear of the truck this should release the brake.
As for the four wheel drive the E-brake has nothing to do with it. on the transmissions transfer case there should be a switch or a manual lever that a cable hooks to this is most likly your four wheel drive problem unless you have locking hubs where you have to pysicly get out and lock the hubs at the wheel then the locking hubs may be worn broken or bad.
Well most likely the brake fluid is a little low, or one of the abs wheel speed sensors is bad. Not a safety related problem exactly, but I would first make sure the brake reservoir is full, the make sure E brake is fully released. It could be that the mechanism is hanging up and causing the e brake to not be totally released. If the car free rollls when in nuetral., without the brakes grabbing and holding it back, then it could be the switch that hasn't completely switched off and is causing the light to flash ocasionally. Pull the emergency brake hanle up hard and release it quickly, to see if this makes the switch release etc.
it is possible for the e brake cables to seize up after a long spell of sitting in-opt. not to worry though, what you will need to do is have a qualified mechanic raise the vehicle and if you can remove the rear hubs, i understand they may be very difficult to remove, you may have to soak all accessible parts with penatrating oil for awhile and trry to work the Park Brake mechanisms to break free if possible, the most you may be required to do is cut the cables and replace them with new cables... jsut make sure when you are done that everything is in correct operating condition, after all this is the E brake system you are dealing with, if you are unsure of your ability then by al means have a qualified technician or repair facility do the repairs, it's not worth the liability now days to guess... please rate my help thanks...
I know brakes inside and out. I'd love to come down there and fix them for you. I'm unemployed, single male, with nothing else to do.If trans could be arranged, I'd love to fix your brakes. I've always wanted to see Australia. more women than men I've heard? true? Gimmie a passport. I'm there. John