My Saturn had this problem for a while.
What was causing it for mine was that the parking brake cables were old and rusty, and when the brake was disengaged, the spring (near the wheel) was not strong enough to pull the last bit of slack (up front) out of the rusty cable.
What I did for a long time was a) not use it and b) when it did get engaged, jack that wheel up and manually pull the slack through the cable, until the wheel rotated freely. (Exactly how to pull this slack out will vary depending on your car.)
Again, assuming that its caused by rusty cables (and not some other stuck part, which is possible) the real solution is just to replace them.
In my 2002 Impala, releasing the stuck parking brake simply involved manually releasing a gear that sits just to the left of the break. Mind you, my car has a floor brake rather than a hand one, but if you're having similar problems, just grab your tire iron (if there's a wedge on the opposite end) or a sturdy screw driver, get down on the floor and look at the mechanism hooked up to the brake. you should see a gear with a bunch of teeth directly to the left and behind the brake petal, above this there should be another metal part that's locked into the gear. simply put a little upwards pressure on this with your tool and it should release. Be careful though! if you're parking brake is all the way to the floor, like mine was, it's going to pop back with a lot of force! Make sure all your fingers are out of the way otherwise you'll probably end up hurting yourself, like
Note that this will probably only help in situations where your parking brake's release mechanism isn't working properly. If you have a rusty brake cable, i doubt this will fix the problem.
my parking brake release did not take off the parking brake on my 2001 chevy s10? is there a way to disengage it?
Parking brake will not release even manual will not work on 1994 cadillac deville
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the parking brake may be stuck and that causes the brakes to lock up completely, and the horn and lights will stick work if the parking brake is stuck.
The park release lever is right above the parking brake. I need to push in on my parking brake a little and then pull on the release for it to release it.
A stuck parking brake could be caused by several things. The brake cable that operates that brake could be stuck, or the mechanism could be stuck at the wheel. The wheel will need to be removed and the cable and emergency brake arms will have to be checked.
how do you release a parking brake for a 2006 sts cadillac
Yes, connected to the parking brake assembly is a little black lever, which when pulled will manually release the parking brake.
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.
On most cars with a foot pedal parking brake, there is a handle usually just above it that you pull to release the brake.
stuck parking brake/stuck brake caliper
The 1992 GMC parking brake release lever can be found on the bottom of the dashboard. Pulling the lever towards the passenger compartment will release the parking brake.
The engine does not have to be running to release the parking brake on your 1994 Cadillac Seville. The parking brake can be engaged or released without the engine running.
the manual release lever is attached to the parking brake pedal assy
A small release lever just in front of the parking brake foot lever
where is says; parking brake release on the left side, lower dash, pull it.
If the parking brake doesn't hold my guess is the parking brake shoes are shot. Also inspect the parking brake cables, they may be stuck and in need of replacement. The parking brake is designed to hold the vehicle in a parked position and not to be used as an emergency brake to stop a vehicle.
If the parking brake pedal on your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 is stuck to the floor, you might have broken the parking brake cable. Remove the rear tires to see if the cable is still attached and replace it as needed.
Pressing the brake pedal and putting the car in gear will release the parking 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 )
Start by looking over the mechanism for the Pacifica parking brake. Make sure that the parts operate freely and the ratchet is working. If the unit is not simply stuck, then it will have to be replaced as a whole assembly.
If it doesn't have a release handle, you step down on the parking brake pedal one more time to release it.
the eldorado has an automaatics parking break. as soon as you put the transmission in gear the parking break releases.
There is usually a release handle somewhere near the parking brake pedal. Often slightly above and toward the outside of the car.
To fix the parking brake on the Escort, you need to find the problem. Make sure that the brake control in the car is releasing, then check the cables for any kinks or sticking spots. Check the cables at the brakes to see if the mechanism is stuck.