drive with it off and have the parking brake inspected for damage.
Step on the brake and put the car in drive the brake will release
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
Replace emergency brake cable Secure emergency brake pedal in its upper most position (released)
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
my 1997 ford escort wagon 2.0 i put a transmission in it it changes low second but not drive what is the problem
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
Hot rubber ?
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
You have a brake problem. Start by checking fluid before you drive next.
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 the problem.
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.
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.
I had that in a vehicle i used to drive, and they had to replace the whole wiring system inside the transmission
No it's not safe. In an emergency situation you may not have ample stopping power.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Mitsubishi Starion, there are probably some others, too.
because he hit the "emergency" brake and releasesd it really fast
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.
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.
Yes , the 2001 Ford Escort is front wheel drive