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It is my understanding that I release the parking brake by pushing it allll the way to the ground and it will release it back up. I was able to do this once. Well now, my parking brake is set but it won't come back up. I can here it make the noise when it is pushed all the way down, but when I take my foot off it doesn't release it. Could this be because my brake system is not bleed yet?
So if it won't release when I push down all the way like it should, how can I undo the parking brake? Does a spring or something need to be replaced once I get it back up?
Thanks everyone in advance.
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Parking brake should not be dependent on bleeding. It will be dependent on adjustment. You may need to move the pall by hand to release the lever. Then properly adjust your brakes, then properly adjust the cables. At that point, try setting and releasing you P. Brake.
Make sure the cables are good and slack before making any adjustment of the star wheel.
to fix spelling. Seeing as it's not tax time yet, we should be talking dependency, not dependancy
I hate english!
Thanks for the useful information Scott. Would you mind giving a step by step of simply releasing it? because it won't work with my foot no matter how hard I slam it. So i need to push the pedal down and move something out of the way so it will pop back up?
Yeah, there is a pawl that engages to release the tension pawl. As you push down keep an eye on the mechanism near the bottom. It's easier to see than it is to explain. Especially lately since English is becoming my second language.
There is a good diagram of this lever in the Mitchell reference series manual that should be available at your local library in the reference section. The first time I had to fix one that's where I got the information.
um...if this is the 69,lol, you need to pull the release lever. It should be right under the dash. I may have been bent and you may have took up under there for it. Its a lever sticking sideways out of the brake. On the end of the lever, it says Parking Brake. If it was broken off, then you'll need to manually release it by basically screwing around with it.
You know you've found the right job when your boss drives a 5.0 and builds cobra kit cars.
OK well just as an update for those who care. I finally got it released after examining the mechanism. Just a little levereage with a screwdriver and it popped right up. So I can see where the release lever would connect to, but it is disconnect and not with my car. So as of now I have to adjusted so it won't click into place when I push on the pedal.
Is it possible that someone disconnected it so that they can use it to kick the back end out easier? It seems like someone tried to go drifting style with my car by removing the release lever and adjusting the brake accordingly.
Yea you'd think so. Well I figured out that you can move the locking pawl up or down. When it's moved up then it won't engage, therefore won't lock. Oh well, who knows what happened. I guess I need to buy a release lever now [:@]
Thanks for all your help Scott, I really appreciate it.
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