Question about 2000 Chevrolet S-10
I have a 2002 S10 when i push the pedal down it doesn't stay down. Everything else works fine with the parking brake.
2000 S-10: brake functions properly while pedal is held down, but when I remove my foot, the brake is released.
The following is not a repair so much as a solution to the basic problem and I guess it won't pass scrutiny of any state inspection. Nevertheless, this idea may skip around the automatic pedal stop malfunction and buy you some time while a proper part replacement is arranged.
The release cable ends at the ratchet assembly by the pedal and the lever which receives it can be pushed forward before depressing the pedal thereby engaging the stop which will hold the pedal down and keep the brake engaged. There is no click, or catch evident when the release lever is moved forward and it only moves a little bit.
Not the easiest reach from the driver’s seat. Also, the release cable is likely to jump out of its place if you just reach blindly and push.
From what I've read on this site, there are some design issues with the ratchet mechanism that commonly lead to failure of the pedal stop function.
Hopefully this will help those who still want to park on a hill.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 03, 2014 | 2001 GMC Jimmy
May 28, 2012 | 2006 Hummer H3
Oct 14, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10
May 09, 2011 | 1985 Chevrolet Chevy
Apr 18, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10
Mar 27, 2010 | 1998 Ford Mustang
Feb 19, 2010 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks
Jan 07, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Blazer
Dec 07, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer
Jul 23, 2008 | 1983 Chevrolet S-10
1,199 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!