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Parking brake stuck engaged

I put the parking brake on yesterday and it won't disengage. The pedal is up, and the light is off, but the left rear wheel is still locked up.

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How long since you serviced the rear parking brake assembly

they do require periodic maintenance and lubrication

it could be 1 of 2 problems or both

1/ the parking brake cable for that wheel has seized from non use ( water will seep into the cable sleeving over time and cause rust to form, rust welding the cable to the inner metal sleeve )

2/ the parking brake assembly itself has seized in the wheel holding position .



the only true way to free up the assembly is to crawl under your vehicle , use a small length of a 2 x 4 and with a 5 pound sledge hammer , whack hard on the backing plate until the parking brake assembly releases

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