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2000 S 10, parking brake cable lost all tension ! it worked great at night when i parked it,the wife took it she said she had to pull handel and lift up parking brake pedal with her foot. any suggestions?

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Sounds like there is a broken connection. There are several connections in the cable system. The cable connects to the foot control, and then to a combiner where it then splits to the two rear wheels. The last 2 connections are at each wheel. You can look under the dash and make sure it didn't become disconnected there, then I'd chase the line down about about to the front of the bed (under the vehicle) and see if the combiner is broken/disconnected.

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