Question about 1997 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

How to free up a stuck parking brake pedal on a 97

How to free up a stuck parking brake cable at the pedal on a 97 Riviera. The cable does not move under the car.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,865 Answers

Hello. Chances are this 12 year old cable is corroded. You can sometimes free them up using a product available at auto parts stores called WD-40. Spray it the length of the cable and let it sit overnight to do its magic. If after doing that two or three times, you have no success then replacing the parking brake cable would be in store. Regards, J.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

Testimonial: "I'll give that a try"

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My husband replaced the brake booster on my 97 Merc Mountaineer and now it won't shift out of park after brake pedal reassembly. What did he miss?


my guess is he moved or broke a clip going to the steering column or moved something and forgot to put it back on. needs to look for the cable going to the shifter from the brake pedal arm. i think that has another cable at the top of the arm. he may have forgot to connect that. its been awhile since i worked on those but most cars and trucks are built about the same. have to check for lose cable or a lug that does not have something on it. it worked before it will work again when he figures it out. good luck

Sep 18, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How too release the emergency brake foot pedal when the cable is broken?


About 73,400 results (0.87 seconds) Search Results

    Parking brake release cable snaps - Chevy Avalanche Fan Club of ...

    chevyavalanchefanclub.com > ... > Problems: Brakes

    24 posts - ‎16 authors
    Went to release the parking brake on my 04 and the cable snapped. ... More like the end cap coming of the cable that attaches to the foot pedal. ..... Then I released the parking brake, pulled out the broken release cable/handle assembly, ...

    How To Install Repair Replace Parking Brake Release ...

    ? 5:54
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0oGfV62NQ
    Jun 23, 2011 - Uploaded by 1A Auto Parts
    How To Install Repair Replace Parking Brake Release CableHandle ... or replace a broken or worn out parking brake release cable handle.

    Emergency Brake Pedal Assembly & Stuck Brake Cable ...

    ? 10:13
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYfvthBzhU
    Apr 17, 2014 - Uploaded by corgLLC
    Emergency (Parking) Brake Pedal Assembly & Stuck Emergency (Parking) Rear Brake Cable The emergency ...

    E-Brake Cable Broken? Stuck Emergency Brake... Help Please ' Chevy ...

    www.tahoeyukonforum.com > ... > Engine & Drivetrain


Jan 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Shifter on 95 buick riviera stuck in park


There is a "park lock cable" located in the steering column that releases the shifter after the ignition switch is turned to the on position. There is also a BTSI (brake trans shift interlock) solenoid that also releases the shifter when you press on the brake pedal. One of them is not functioning, are you able to turn the steering wheel after the car is started?

Nov 25, 2011 | 1995 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

Parking brake is stuck


Not sure exactly about this model but... In most cars the parking brake is applied by a cable system much like brake cables on a bicycle. Over time, these cables rust. You may be able to soak it down with WD-40 or some other penetrating lubricant. If that doesnt work you need to replace it. In the mean time to get the parking brake to free you can just cut the cable close to the wheel with a heavy side cutter or bolt cutter. Doing this has no effect on your regular brakes.

Oct 21, 2010 | 1995 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

I have a 1997 F-250 2wd with rear drum brakes and an auto adjust park brake pedal assy. I've replaced the brake shoes and left and right park brake cables. The problem is the park brake pedal is all the...


There is a front cable also /and that is the one i have found to be the one that gits stuck first/ if you cant find any adjustments in the cable Assembly then make sure that cables are snapped in fully & back brakes have some free play in them . hope this helps if you should want any further assistance please feel free to ask. Thank you.

Apr 05, 2010 | 1997 Ford F250 SuperCab

4 Answers

97 chevy truck 1500 gear shift gets stuck in park


You can remove the interlock off the gear shift or maybe spray some crc on it otherwise probably a loose wire or switch

Jul 09, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Stuck parking brake


take rear wheels off and find the cable and bang it free or get under the car and look for the cable and try to pull it free if you get it off dont use it again!

Jun 30, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

97 FORD E250 VAN SHIFT LOCKED IN PARK


check the brake lights to see if they work ithey do then the problem is in the locking mechanism, however if the brake lights sont work then first check the fuse, check the wires and the connector that hooks up to the brake switch under the pedal and if it is dammaged repair as needed and if yo get the lights working yo have made the lock to work also!!

Nov 14, 2008 | Ford E-250 Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Buick Riviera Logo

Related Topics:

438 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6910 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...