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Does the parking brake assembly on a 2001 dodge ram have a spring inside it, such that when you pull the release handle, the pedal snaps back completely?

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No the assembly doesn't, the cables pull it back, they may be sticking

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  • 2 Release the parking brake pedal completely and raise your vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel with a socket wrench and disconnect the brake caliper from the caliper adapter. Slide the rotor from the axle shaft.
  • 3 Install the new brake rotor onto the axle shaft and complete the installation by reversing the removal steps.
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