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I have a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire. On the parking brake handle, the button has come loose and now the parking brake does not work. You can pull the lever up, but it never catches the gears and the button is loose. You can pull the button out a couple inches - it is on a rod with springs. Any idea what came loose and what it takes to fix? Thanks - Jim

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It probably broke down inside. All you can do is take it apart and see.

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You have to loosen the parking brake cables so you can pull the handle up as far as it will go. You may have to take the cables off the handle. When you do this if you look down from the front towards the pivot of the handle you'll see a small lever that can be turned, it has teeth on one end a like a flat ball on the other. Slide down the rod and use a screw driver to spin plate around so the flat ball end goes into the hook of the rod. So as you press the button it will move and unlock from the teeth on the gear that stays in place. Reattach your parking brake cables and adjust and the job will be done.

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