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Usually, there is no effect on the brakes. The emergency brake is independent.

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it could be the emergancy brake cable or something on the pedal broke off that held the cable to the pedal. if the pedal is broken, go to the dealer and get a new one ordered, if its the cable, they are horrible to replace so just send it to someone. you will have a heck of a time doing it yourself.

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it sounds like the e-brake cables are seized in the on position because they are not used.if you reach under the car and grab the cable and pull/wiggle them for each side they may come off and the car will move.the only way to fix it is to replace the cables that are seized.the abs light(if it has abs)will be on as the wheel speed sensors will notice the difference in wheel speed.

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The cable runs under the car on the drivers side. if it broke under there it would be hanging down some. Most likely it broke at the foot pedal. There is a metal stud that is molded on the end of the cable and is prong to break first.

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Pulled emergency brake cable to disengage and cable snapped...any way I can release the emergency brake without it?


the tension is set at the pedal so it should have released if it is still engaged at the wheels then you have a seized pivit point at the wheels of in the cable its self after the break.

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The left rear driverside wheel is grinding and the emergancy break won't engage when preesed. Although the brake light comes on. can you tell me what could be wrong


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Is it drum brakes? if so it sounds like the brakes have came away inside, hence the gringing, they have springs to hold them in place, they often brake if a lot of pressure was put on the emergency brake, that or a cable has snapped and stuck them on. Quite confident that will be the issue.

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Mine did that a few months ago. I ended up getting mad and pulling the plastic off of the emergency brake. It is just two halfs snapped together. After doing this, I could see that the cheap plastic trigger you squeeze to release the brake had a crack in it and was no longer able to pull the cable to release the brake. Until I get it fixed, I am able to just use one hand to pull up on the emergency brake slightly to ease the tension on the cable, then use the other hand the grasp the metal cable and pull it, which will allow the brake to be released back to it's lowered/released position. That was what was wrong in my case anyways... one of my MANY problems I've had with this car. I'd NEVER own another Saab.

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My emergency break light on my ford escort is still on, and I put the emergency break back into its place. What's going on? What should I try?


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Your emergency brake is a mechanical brake system that is indipendant of the regular hydrolic system. If the red brake light on the dash is on make sure it's the emerg. brake and not a problem with the fluid level or the calapers sticking. the best way to check the emerg. brake is to rase both rear wheels off the ground and spin them. If they spin, the emerg. brake is not locked up. If they don't spin, take the rear tires off and the brake drums. (you may have rear disk brakes.) check the springs to insure they are all hooked up properly. If there is no problem there, follow the parking brake cable to check for damage. The cable is like a brake cable on a bike, If the inner cable is binding inside the cable sleeve,the brake wont release. If you have rear disc, it's probly a bad calaper.The park brake cable is attached to the calapers. Rember if it wont run it's annoying but if it won't stop, it's deadly. DON"T experiment with brakes!!! If in doubt, take it to a pro.

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