PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT RELEASE,HANDLE MOVES,BUT STILL LOCKED

  • Tiny
  • carp58
  • 2000 Hyundai Accent
  • 190,000 miles

Parking brake handle moves, but brake stuck, any suggestions?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 AT 9:05 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 24,890 posts

Rear cable rusted tight and won't release under spring pressure. You can try flexing the casings just in front of the rear wheels to see if the cable will slide back to the released position. The proper final repair is to replace the cable.

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Sunday, October 16th, 2011 AT 9:26 PM

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