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Park brake won't release. the pedal pushes down but the brake doesn't release.

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Isn't there a small handle you have to pull or lift to release as you push the pedal down

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SOURCE: Parking brake stuck on a 1990 Buick LeSabre

I live in snow country and have had the same thing happen. In my case it was the cable that hug up. It got corroded with road salt and water and when applied froze in that position. Also a frayed cable will hang up in the sheathing. I don't think the spring is bad as the peddle did come back. Good luck.

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SOURCE: When I push pedal; once in a while brake pedal

Very Dangerous - But definitely a master cylinder / ABS problem - I would see it to the repair shop immediately, before that bad 5% happens...

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this could just be "sticky pads" or there worn right down to there limit
you still need to strip the brakes out to check them out,,if there sticky put some copper grease on the back of the brake pads,,not on the brake pads!!!! only the backs fo them this stops then sticking and also from squealing,,

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Check the brake fluid level .. It may be low causing the light but you may also have a leak in a brake line.

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Sounds like the Throttle Position sensor or the Idle Air Control Valve causing the issue

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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.
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