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2001 sonoma parking brake petal wont lock into place

My 2001 sonomas parking brake petal wont lock into place the brake works but te petal wont stay down

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  • dnknt08 May 17, 2009

    rrplace the parking brake assembly was a broken spring yall saved me a lot of money thanks

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is the spring boken for the ratchet pawl?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    2001 sonoma headlights wont work

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the quick rease on the right handle wont lock down, never been used how do i tighten the spring on the inside

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There's a ratchet in the top of the pedal which holds the pedal down when depressed. This ratchet is worn, broken, loose, or it just needs lubricating. I would first try WD-40 on the top of the pedal where it attaches to the frame/chassis.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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