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Emergency brake stuck

Used emergency brake and it releases but once i stop at red light the car does not move. i have to put on the emergency brakes and release it again to continue move until i have to stop and do same thing

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Your going to have to take off a rear tire and either get it loosened or replaced or cut,but get a haynes repair manual it will tell you step by step what to do and your local auto parts store should have one or check on ebay

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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  • silvia herrera Jan 16, 2013

    i dont understand. it releases but it goes back on by its self when i stop.

  • josie casavan Jan 16, 2013

    its sticking somewhere

  • silvia herrera Jan 16, 2013

    oh i see , can it be that its sticking on the handle pully?

  • josie casavan Jan 16, 2013

    i have no idea only you can check all these things to make sure

  • silvia herrera Jan 16, 2013

    im a 60 year old woman not familiar with cars, can you be so kind to send me a brief list of things i should look for?

  • josie casavan Jan 16, 2013

    well you would have to probably get someone else to do this for you because it involves a pretty complicated process but it has to be someone with some knowledge on brakes and they would have to jack up the car and take the wheel off to check things in the rear,its not something i believe you should be tring to do yourself,do you have any son or nephew that can help do this for you

  • silvia herrera Jan 16, 2013

    ok thank you. do you think i can drive it to a mechanic and everytime it stops i press it an release it? i found a mechanic about 10 miles away

  • josie casavan Jan 16, 2013

    you should have no problem doing that,good luck i hope he can fix it for you

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SOURCE: 2000 isuzu rodeo brake problems

your master cylinder is gone. when stopped apply pedal and hold let up slightly then reapply if pedal sinks to floor master is bad.

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SOURCE: On my 2003 Chevy Suburban, the emergency brake won't release.

there is a cable running from handle to brake assembly it is probably broke there is a release lever under there on brake about a one inch lever hold down on brake and move this and let up on pedal.

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I did the same thing a couple of months ago. You can release it manually by reaching under the E-brake pedal and pulling the metal piece (don't know what its called) towards you to release the pedal...hard to describe, but feel around under the pedal and there is a thin metal piece attached that will disengage the brake if shifted....I did it myself when my handle broke off in the store parking lot.

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Crown Vic Misfire

milage on this shouldn't matter, the light being on is probly just stuck, however you maay wanna check to be sure the brakes aint hangin up a little,

Also the surging can be causeed by the fuel pump goin out, may not be the case but something to look for, it will show up as random misfires as well, maybe try a good fuel addative, (could have a little water in it, check the fuel filter as well, alot of cars now days have a charcol filter and when they go bad they can be a issue, Pick up tube could also have a hole in it, the fuel pumpo on theese cars should be in the tank and are not fun to replace,

hope one of theese suggestions helps, there are many thing that can cause the problem your describing

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SOURCE: emergency break cable broke on 2004 silverado

I had the same problem on my 2003. Open the driver door all the way. Get on your knees just outside the door. Follow the plastic tub that holds the parking brake release cable inside the truck. Start from the release lever and follow to the end of the tube. There will be a metal lever that the cable was attached to before it broke. You have to pull that lever with your hand to release the parking brake. Very Important!!!...Hold the parking brake activation pedal with your other hand when you release the brake. Let the pedal out slowly when you pull the metal release lever. The pedal will come back very fast and you could injure yourself if you are not careful. Good luck!

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