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Hello,

here are a couple of suggestions:

E-brake not releasing--
- The e-brake is a mechanical brake not hydraulic as if you were to apply the brake pedal. If the e-brake is released but the brake will still not release this is usually a spring failure, the spring that releases the pads or shoes from the rear wheels. There is a cable going from the handbrake in the vehicle to the rear brakes. There are other things that could cause the problem so checking the brakes to see what is going on is the first step.

If you have a "brake" light on the dash--
- if you think that your brake is still on because your light is still on then this may not be the case. Many things cause the light to come on including (things to check):
Brake fluid
Leaks in the system (check brake lines and bleeder valves on the calipers and/or wheel cylinders).
proportioning valve sensor (if you unplug the sensor and the light goes off, this is the culprit)
Brake pedal sensor
Master cylinder and/or booster

Brake pedal not releasing or returning--

master cylinder and/or booster
pad or shoes fused to rotor or drum (e.g. metal on metal--check)
brake pedal linkage or rod broken

--if non of these are the problem please redefine question--

Hope this helps!

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