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While stopped on a hill my brakes stuck on - 1988 Subaru GL-10

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Adjust or replace the cable for the hill-holder system. The short cable runs from the Pressure Hold Valve unit (mounted directly below the brake master cylinder) to the clutch release lever. The PHV will hold brake pressure on the primary circuit (left front and rt rear) until the clutch is released. The PHV unit can be replaced if bad, but that is very rarely, according to experts.

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Did you had the hand break on after you stopped ? is the car going in park ?

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You used your rusted parking brake cables & that
is why they stayed on?

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