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Parking brake doesnt release

When I release the parking brake the lever doesnt come all the way up without assistance and the parking brake stays engaged after the lever is all the way up... is this the spring, cable, or do I have other brake issues?

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Could be everything you had mention especially if you do not use your emergency brakes weekly. if so check the brakes themshelves behide the wheel too

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