Stuck parking brakes are usually due to dirty/worn cables. Try tapping on the brake backing plates with a hammer. Don't hit them real hard and damage them. Some times this will allow the return springs to back off the brakes. If it works and they stick again next time you use your parking brake you need new cables.
It means that in your Grand AM SE 3.3 your emergency brake is broken.
there seems to be no adjustment, check your rear drum emergency guiders on both wheels, sometimes the cables will jump off, cables stretch also, check the other end where it connects to the brake lever, look with a flashlight thru the passenger side of the slot at the retaining nut and routing.
You need to bleed the system.
It seems like there might be air in your brake system. You should try bleeding your brakes and filling it with fresh brake fluid.
dude! sounds like air brake sys.(system needs to be bled get air out of sys.)As for gettin stuck , check linkage,brake booster and master cyl.
It is split front and rear. You have two separate brake issues. I would pull all four wheels and take apart all four brakes inspecting along the way. The left front could have a frozen caliper piston,caliper slide pins or a damaged/blocked brake hose. The right rear wheel cylinder may be frozen or the brake is way out of adjustment.
Mine seems to work fine.
I would think that you have a leak in your exhaust system.
calliper seems to be sticking up
very easy, look at the brakes, it should have the brake line, and if you see another line, wired. you have abs. but if you just see the brake line and nothing else, then you dont.
Do you mean the " BRAKE " light ? - when the brake fluid level is low in the brake master cylinder in the engine compartment , the " BRAKE " light will come on just like it does when the parking brake is engaged
There seems to be engine wear (smoke). Excessive wear. trans could also be worn your emergency brake - which is connected to a rear brake drum - could well be stuck... is your car in shape or has been neglected You need to change your piston ring and maybe one of your cylinder might be bad that's why your car is probably slowing you down. The best way get a used motor from a junkyard.
I do not know how to install brake pads, but the following website seems to be very helpful. http://www.edmunds.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-brake-pads.html They have pictures to illustrate each step.
Call 911 immediately, or get yourself to the emergency room, if that seems quicker.
brake pressure loss and pedal going straight to floor is mostly caused by loss of brake fluid or air in brake system look under car and on inside of wheels to see if fluid is leaking. check brake fluid level at master cylander if no fluid seems to be leaking, have the brake system bled for air. this is the simplest remedy to start with if that doesnt fix it have the brake power booster checked to make sure fluis is not leaking into that also check on firewall in engine bay round booster for fluid and on inside of cab on firewall for fluid
Many cars use the same bulb for the brake and turn indicator. Seems like one is burnt out. Have someone step on the brake and see if one of the brake lights does not respond.
well then it seems like you have a problem!
on the emergency brake handle bracket you will see an adjustment nut on the end of the cable that comes from under the car attaching the cable to brake arm. you need to back the nut off till you have enough to take the rear wheels off to figure out what is causing the problem. common cause would be a cable is frozen with rust build up. release all cables from one and other to figure out which one is faulty.
ok - i know it's not the main cylinder - but the piston in the caliper seems to get stuck. any way of fixing it without having to bleed the whole system?
Could be worn or glazed brake pads. Can also be a defective master cylinder, bad proportioning valve, or a brake booster with a vacuum leak.
apple and mack comps system seems to work .
When does it make a tapping noise? When your !) braking and turning wheel B) braking c) engine idling D) starting engine E) turning. I mean it just all depends....
Just had this problem with my 01 Grand Prix tonight. I hit the crap out of it (the rotor) and it still would not come off. Turns out that having the emergency brake on was stopping me. I chocked the weels and took off the e-brake and they came right off. Hope that works for you. It seems that this answer is not found on any of the pages I've seen so far.
I open the brake fluid reservoir lid off, check brake fluid level, and put back the lid. Brake light goes away. Seems the plastic float on the lid is not operating correctly in cold temperature.
It seems they indeed do have a 24 hr emergency dentist. I have provided the link below for more information. http://www.emergencydentist247.com/locations/tallahassee/florida