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Parking brake is stuck on

My parking brake is stuck, but the pedal works fine. how do i disconnect the parking brake? can i disconnect it without taking the wheels off? (parking brake light is on and ABS light is on)-'93 ford ranger 4wd.

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Need to get the truck on jack stands remove the wheels and if the truck has drums you maybe able to use some PB blast because the brake cables are rusted for the emergency brakes and at the same time you can check out the condition of your shoes or pads if you get any oil on the shoes or pads use brake cleaner to clean them off

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