Depending on the age of the car I would call or visit either a) (New) the dealer, b) (3-5years old) the manufacturer-specific wrecking yard, or c) (ancient) the local pull-it yourself wrecking yard.
I would buy whatever parts they recommended, and then take apart the whole thing and fix it.
A Haynes (or equivalent) repair manual for your car (about $20 at the local auto parts stoor ) is a good starting point.
2002 Saturn SL2 or SL1 or other similar years
Remove the black sheet metal screw on the passenger side of the rubber boot on the brake handle assembly. Wiggle the entire plastic handle and boot off the brake handle. The button is about 1" x 1" x 3/8". It is tapped with a #10 x 24 thread and screwed onto the operating rod. The spring that locks the button fits onto the threaded rod and operates by pushing the button out to lock the handle in position.
I was able to repair the stripped button with epoxy. First you must take the tension off the spring by compressing the spring and tying it with very thin wire or fishing line. Slip the spring onto the rod and slip it into the notch in the stamped metal handle. Glue the button back on. Make sure it is aligned properly. Now wait 24 hours or so for the epoxy to set-up and harden. Don't forget to put a rag under the epoxy to catch any drips. After the exopy is hard, snip off the wire compressing the locking spring and pull out the bits with needlenose pliers. Reinstall the boot and reinstall the screw.
You have just saved about 380 bucks based on NYC dealer prices for parts & labor.
Depress the button on the parking brake handle and move the lever down
lift handle hard. then push button in end then relax hand but not button.
Remove the cover of the parking break handle. On the back (opposite the button you push to release) there is a little nut to tighten and loosen.
On most cars with a foot pedal parking brake, there is a handle usually just above it that you pull to release the brake.
The parking brake light comes on when you engage the parking brake. Pull the parking brake release handle. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the brake light also comes on if the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder is low ( in your engine compartment )
On the newer vehicles, you push the parking brake down to release the parking brake. Older vehicles have a release handle on the lower left side of the dashboard.
That's what I am asking you. How do you replace a parking brake handle on an S-10 1996 Chevy Blazer?
It is possible the hand/foot parking brake may be partially engaged. With the foot parking brake, you may have to pull on the release handle while simultaneously with your foot, pull back on the parking brake.
There is usually a release handle somewhere near the parking brake pedal. Often slightly above and toward the outside of the car.
It releases automatically when you shift out of park. If you have to do it manually under the parking brake is a silver handle that releases it.
First, push the clutch/brake pedal all the way in (forward) with your left foot. Then, while holding that pedal in, lift the small handle (the parking brake) on the right side of the engine housing (just above the right foot rest area) with your right hand. While holding the small handle all the way up, release the clutch/brake pedal. The pedal will move back only a short distance and stay there. The parking brake is set. To release the parking brake, just push the clutch/brake pedal forward and the small parking brake handle will fall down, releasing the parking brake. By PhilfromPA
try pulling up on handle before pushing button. the button is a locking device, and needs the tension released Repeated pulling on the hand brake will slide the grip over the button. Try sliding the plastic/rubber grip down the handle to expose the button.
If it doesn't have a release handle, you step down on the parking brake pedal one more time to release it.
Make sure brake fluid level in master cylinder is correct Make sure parking brake is fully released Make sure switch on parking brake handle is adjusted properly
If it is to loose when you pull the parking brake handle = tighten the bolt that is under the panel that surrounds the parking brake handle on the floor. If it's not the handle there is a wire hooked to an fork with an spring load on each rear brake fundament. Look from behind on the inside of the brake disc and see that the wire is a tight and tension loaded fit. None the above, make sure the brake pads are in recommended value (6 mm thickness of lining with the metal plate)
There should be a parking brake lever above the parking brake pedal that you pull to disengage the parking brake. It depends on the type you have; if it is a pull-up lever in your center console they can give you a little trouble. Pull it up slightly and while you have upward pressure press and hold the button on the end, than it will drop.
First make sure rear service brakes are adjusted properly Parking brake adjustment should either be at the junction of the three cable under vehicle or at the parking brake handle (May have to remove trim to access)
You have to replace the parking brake handle assembly.
Hi, This should be a simple, straightforward procedure. Step on the brake to make sure you don't roll when you release the parking brake. Lift the parking brake handle a bit (if it has been made to be set hard, it may need an effort to lift th handle) then push the button the end to release the brake then lowere the handle. I hope this helps and you get on your way. Steve H. If you are saying, that the hill has pulled the tight brake, and now its like extra stuck, I would try giving it some gas, to get the wheel rolling in the other direction of the hill, then try what he said
You would have to find a tube or something to release the handle and ratchet.
yes it is very easy
On the center console near the parking brake handle
AnswerIndicator light on dash? Check fluid level in master cylinderMake sure parking brake is fully releasedCheck Brake fluid levelI have a 1996 Tacoma 2.7L and my brake indicator light on the dash is always on. So- here's how to check what's wrong... Start truck, release parking brake, if light is on, push the parking brake handle in/towards dash, if light goes off then you have a bad spring (like my truck does) or the like on the parking brake handle. That's all. Sometimes when I drive, I push it in/light goes off and then the handle works it's way out again and the light comes back on.
It is a electromagnetic Parking brake button. Press down to disengage and pull up to engage. you should hear a distinctive sound in the process that sounds like a low power electric drill. when the noise goes away after 2 seconds, the parking brake is engaged or disengaged. when engaged, the button will light up in red.
If you mean the Flat tire indicator button, it's next to the parking brake.