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Emergency brake is not working - 1993 Chevrolet Corsica

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  • lbateman3948 Sep 06, 2008

    Parking brake cable assembly in hanging down from frame

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If you have a hand break you can often take off the covering and tighten a bolt there which pulls the slack out of your brake cable. with a foot brake you have to go under the car and tighten it from there, sometimes in the middle of the line sometimes near the break itself.

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