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Somehow the parking brake on my 2004 Pacifica got engaged. The release lever is missing (I bought it used & didn't notice). How do I get it to release?

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On some models you push the ebrake pedal to set and push again to release.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

  • Carrie Dec 15, 2016

    Ok, thanks, will give it a try

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