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The parking brake on my 2004 gran prix is not working..the emergency brake pedal has not tension to it....i think the cable has broken...any suggestions on how to repair this..

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You goota remove cable from the floor emerg.brake peddle or if you have the hand brake remove from there,,,,,,,,,Than go back to the brake its conected to and remve brakes and the cable from there ,it might go back to both rears or one,,,just folow the cable.

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