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 Post subject: Parking brake un-op
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Bought with the parking brake useless. It is jammed all the way in, the release does nothing. No break light is lit when car started. Brakes work fine. But I don't like not having a parking brake.

A factory manual is enroute (snail mail). Meanwhile, I wouldn't mind buying the part needed to repair when the manual arrives. I saw somewhere (4 forums for this car?!) someone's parking brake ratchets were wore down. If this is the case, is a new pedal on my shopping list?

Or is this a case, where hubby (the mechanic) would need to tear things apart to see what is going on?

I'll go post in the introduction thread now.


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 Post subject: Re: Parking brake un-op
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:14 pm 
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The parking brake cables tend to rust out and bind. The no brake light is normal, since the parking brake lever is depressed.
Factory service manual is a very good idea, have a set for all of my cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Parking brake un-op
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Turns out the pedal is stuck up position. Can't press it down.
It had been years since I had this style and couldn't tell it was up!


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 Post subject: Re: Parking brake un-op
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:31 am 
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I'm wrong again. Hubby WD-40, cleaned and the brake goes down but no ratcheting. It will hold if you want to sit pressing it. I found the parking brake assembly on gmpartsgiant. Local dealer said it could be found, put did give me the part number.


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