E BRAKE

  • Tiny
  • sjtegmeyer21
  • 1998 Ford Taurus
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 130,000 miles

My ebrake was on one day and the handle to release it broke off. I found a lever behind the ebrake pedal that released the pedal but even though the pedal is not on the light is still on showing the parking break and also the car does not move freely as if the break is still engaged hindering the car even though the pedal is not down even the slightest. Why is this and what can I do?

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 2:22 AM

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  • BMRFIXIT
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The parking brake warning indicator is actuated by the parking brake control
System was not released fully
check the cables under the car
jack rear tires and check if stuck

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 12:51 PM
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The parking brake warning indicator is actuated by the parking brake control
pedal was released but cable didnt
jack rear tires and check

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 12:55 PM
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SYSTEM DIDN'T FULLY RELEASE
The parking brake warning indicator is actuated by the parking brake control
Check cable under car pull on it as you releasing the level inside

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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 12:52 PM

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