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on my 99, i had the spring loaded catch under the dash rust up and hang. follow the peddle back to the hing and locate the catch and release assemble. cover the carpet with plastic and lubricate the spring loaded area. a compressed lubricant maybe helpful since some areas are not easily seen.caution should be used at this point to avoid spraying yourself in the eyes, since you will be standing on your head inches away. then work the peddle to free rust from the parts. yu may still have oil dripping from the hinge so leave the plastic down unitl you are sure it is safe. continue working the peddle over the next few days if it doesnt release immediately.

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Q: The catch release for your 98 S-10 pick up does not work and you can not set the brake although the cable is OK and the brakes work?
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