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The pedal assembly will not engage the e brake. I

The pedal assembly will not engage the e brake. I can engage it by pulling the line under the truck but the pedal goes to the floor.

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No either the cable is disconnected from the pedal or it is snapped in either case you can't engage the brake with your hands it requires alot of force

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