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2003 suburban emergency brakes work very poorly. changed emergency brake assemblies,still no luck

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Probably need to adjust the cables

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This problem is common with the 2000 and up Chevy trucks and SUVs. The answer is - There is no emergency brake. It is a parking brake. It is not designed to function as an emergency brake. This was explained to me by a service advisor. The owners manual also describes it as a parking brake. In its new condition it will do an adequate job of holding a vehicle on an incline surface but it you drive any distance with it applied it seems to reduce its effectiveness even for that purpose.

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