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Frozen braekes No emergency brakes

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You don't say what's frozen so I'm assuming you have tried to apply the emergency/park brake and its stiff or unmoveable. The main cause is a lack of use,ie when you park you stick the shifter in Park and get out. You should apply the park brake every time you park so that the brakes can self adjust and also keep the operating mechanism moving.
You will have to get some knowledgeable help to see if its a rear cable(Usually 1 cable to each rear wheel which then join another cable/rod underneath in the central tunnel above the exhaust)
or the cable running the park brake. The cable connection underneath may require access above exhaust heat shields?
If any cables are stiff replace all to get a smooth operation and do the job once.

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