What happens if your emergency trans brake lock is on and you are trying to drive?
Hot rubber ? Read More
drive with it off and have the parking brake inspected for damage. Read More
The brake cable(s) are frozen. You need to replace them. Trying to drive the car in that condition will damage what is left of your rear brakes. Read More
Step on the brake and put the car in drive the brake will release Read More
a simple test you could do would be, put your vehicle on drive then apply the emergency brake and let go the brake pedal. if the emergency brake is good your car shouldn't move at all.ifbrake shoes. it moves it may be your e-brake or worn Read More
How do you get a broken e brake cable on a 1997 Bonneville to stop chiming when you drive down the road?
Replace emergency brake cable Secure emergency brake pedal in its upper most position (released) Read More
I recommend you put it in drive first... And have your foot on the brake til you are sure you are ready to move off Read More
Because your brake system is not working properly. You need to have your brake system checked out and repaired before you have to make an emergency stop and then they fail to brake as they should. ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY Read More
First I would have the rear rotors removed to inspect the emergency brake shoe's and rotor for wear. Sometimes people are known to drive with the emergency brake engaged which will wear the shoe and rotor. If they are still within specs, there is an adjustment on the shoe's Read More
With your car drive select in PARK on an incline and the emergency brake off what keeps from rolling backwards?
the transmission Read More
Put your foot on the brake, pu the car into drive and the parking break should disengage. if not, push on the parking break while holding the break in drive. Read More
I had that in a vehicle i used to drive, and they had to replace the whole wiring system inside the transmission Read More
Yes, but with damage to the brake system. OH YES - IF the Emergency brake is adjusted 2 tight or partically on YES-BUT (Sometimes) it will cause the brakes 2 Grab & can cause premature wear on the pads or shoes. Read More
I have a 2005 dodge magnum. my emergency brake is fully engaged and i can not release it. can you help me release the break so i can drive it?
If you look down just behind the emergency brake there is a little black plastic object maybe the size of a quarter you can push that and release the brake. Read More
because he hit the "emergency" brake and releasesd it really fast Read More
Will not move in neutral? Front wheel drive, transaxle came apart inside, a bearing froze up. Wheel bearing froze. Someone put the emergency brake on. If the clutch came apart, it would not drive, but should still roll. Front or rear wheel drive the only things that are going to keep it from rolling is the transmission breaking, a wheel bearing froze or the emergency brake. Read More
if only for a minute don't worry about it Read More
Not much. The parking brake operates on the rear wheels only and places the brake shoes (or brake pads on cars with rear disc brakes) against the brake drums (rotors) so that the car will not coast away on its own. In any case, if you drive with the parking brake on, the shoes or pads will wear a tiny bit until they are no longer in contact with the drums/rotors. you will lose a… Read More
The easiest way to do this. Very lightly apply the emergency brake. Moving the pedal will turn the lights off. You can drive like this as long as the emergency brake is not actually engaged. Try it..... A permanent fix would be to install a toggle switch connected to the e-brake pedal switch. Read More
Partially engaged and you will burn you rear brake shoes/pads up. Fully engaged the car will not move. Read More
Normally the emergency brake will release itself when you put the car into drive or reverse. There is a vacuum system that releases it for you. Otherwise, there is something corroded somewhere along the park brake cable, in the rear brake caliper or perhaps the mechanism attached to the foot pedal. The brake cable is a plastic coated multi strand steel cable and shouldn't corrode. But that is theory and a corroded cable could be… Read More
1996 geo metro and it is smoking oil smoke and in 1st gear automatic transmission it acts real sluggish like trying to drive with the emergency brake on. What is wrong?
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. Read More
The E brake pedal is to the left next to the kick panel It is vacuum operated and should release automatically when car is placed in drive as long as car has stored vacuum or is running. If it doesn't you can release it manually by lever located next to pedal . Emergency brake is built into rear calipers. Hope this Helps Read More
The emergency brake on your 1992 cutlass sounds like it is releasing when you pull the release knob but the car still wont move when you put it in drive but it goes in reverse What could be wrong?
parking brake cable may be sticking. Read More
short answer......no there will be nothing to prevent the caliper piston from coming out of the body. if that happens you will lose your brake fluid and brake function. you will kill yourself or someone else. Read More
What is the problem when you pull up on the emergency brake of a 1998 Ford Escort and you can still drive the car?
Either the cable needs adjusting, or the rear brakes need to be replaced. Read More
Yes, you can still drive the car. The light indicates there is a problem with the ABS. Your conventional brake system will still work. But do, check your master cylinder to make sure you are not low of brake fluid. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with the normal brake system stop driving and have it repaired. Know that your ABS may or may not function in an emergency. Read More
Look at the two cable going to each drum to see if just one is stuck on or both. IS it drum or disc? It is the emergency brake cable. It happened to me once before and the tow truck driver said the release is the same as in a Cadillac, but that doesn't help me and I can't afford another tow truck driver. In a caddilac you put it in drive to release the… Read More
1) As an emergency measure, you refill your master cylinder with brake fluid to drive the vehicle to the nearest repair shop. 2) You let the pros fix it. Period. I'm not kidding - your brakes are too important to your safety - and others! Get it fixed! Read More
could be a problem with the sesor in the emergency brake. a bad connection there could cause the light to blink with the vibration of the car running On some cars, the brake warning light will blink if the parking brake is set, and you drive... it could be a failed parking brake switch, assuming the brake is not applied. It is supposed to blink to get your attention. One car that does this is… Read More
To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down with your right foot. Push down momentarily on the parking brake pedal with your left foot until you feel the pedal release. If the parking brake is not released when you began drive, the brake system warning light comes on and s chime sounds as a warning that the parking brake is still on. Manual Book page 2-28 Read More
Probably nothing other than brakes that do not work well. You need to have the brake system completely flushed and fresh brake fluid installed or it will ruin lots of expensive parts. Read More
could be this or that ,but get a can of wd & spray the emergency brake cable. it runs along the frame or front drive it runs along bottom of car then wish bones to rear wheels. If that will not work spray WD inside rear brake drum. there should be a rubber stop pluged into rear drum. pull out rubber stop & spray line. If that will not help you ,you will have to… Read More
It is a vacuum release when the car is shifted into drive or reverse. Also has a manual release lever on the e- brake pedal assy. Good luck Read More
Pop off center console rear access panel by lifting up and pulling out on bottom of panel...or remove 4 screws on aft sides of panel and gently lifting console up slightly to gain access to cable adjustment nut. Turn nut clockwise to take up extra brake cable slack. Adjust cable to arrest wheel movement after 3 to 5 clicks up on the emergency brake handle. Take the car for a slow test drive using the… Read More
What could cause the gear shifter to stick at times on my 97 Chevrolet Suburban when trying to put in drive from park?
Sounds like the unit is being parked on an incline. If this is the case, when you come to a stop before shifting into ark engauge the parking brake. This will keep the parking pawl in the transmission from getting into a bind. Before releasing the parking brake when you wish to drive again shift into drive before releasing the brake. if this does not solve your problem you may have internal transmissin damage. Read More
No. Get it fixed as soon as possible. When you have brake fluid leaking out of your rear cylinder, you are putting lubricant on your rear brake. That is keeping that brake from working. It is also letting brake fluid drain out of the car. Your car needs brake fluid to stop the car. If you lose a lot of brake fluid, you will put your foot on the brake pedal and it will go… Read More
If a car has not been driven for approx 9months and the driver's rear wheel is locked up is it still a problem with the brakes on a Rear-wheel drive car?
More than likely you are looking at a brake problem. Was the emergency brake set? It's fairly common for them to seize up when left on for that long. Read More
12 degrees before top dead center vacuum advance disconnected and plugged emergency brake on wheels chocked transmission in drive with idle set at 500 rpm. Read More
How do you disable daytime running lamps temporarily on a 2005 Chevy Impala for the drive in theaters?
after shutting off the engine engauge the emergency brake pedal before restarting your engine.it should interrupt the lights .i know it does with mine. Read More
Like any vehicle, the parking brake is intended to be a parking brake. depending on the condition of your brakes, your rear wheels may lock up or just turn with limited speed. no major damage can be done by this practice in the short term, but large amounts of driving with the parking brake engaged will wear away the lining of your brake pads. Read More
To adjust the rear brakes on the 2001 Ford Focus ZX3, first remember these brakes are self-adjusting. Drive the vehicle in reverse and press the brake a few times to clear the lines and set the calipers. Then, stop the car. Place it in park and pull the emergency brake. Pump the brake while the vehicle is turned off. You will feel the brake peddle stiffen. Read More
This happens whenever the weather gets too cold the brake Dash light stays on but not a problem it should go away after you drive for like 10 min depending on how cold it is Read More
If 4wd you can in an emergency only. The vehicle will be very hard to control as a front wheel drive only. Read More
What i do is put it in reverse and go about 10 feet and brake a little hard then put it in drive. it always works for me when that happens Read More
New brake drums are broken in the first time you go for a drive usually. Read More