2004 Chevrolet Silverado Emergency brake

Tiny
RANDY SHARP
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 4.8L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
First off does anyone have any Chevy Silverado 1500 experience, I have been posting this problem. So first off I am trying to install the handle and cable for the emergency brake, in the cab. The old cable broke and it is not there any more, but someone has pushed this e-brake pedal down so far to the floor board I can't get to release it is down so far the rug won't move.I am pulling on the release lever the one that the end of the cable would go into and it is not releasing.I took the 3 nuts that hold the assembly but the dash seems to be in the way of it coming forward so I can get a closer look. Has anyone out there have any experience on this what has to come out for me to get this assembly out, and get it released. Thanks
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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I was going to answer this but I think it was posted as a 94 which we didn't have any info on. For the parking brake pedal try pulling on cable and hitting release to see if it will come back up. Otherwise you may have to take the pedal assy off and try getting it to release that way. It may have been pushed to far back and is stuck in position. If old cable is still there use vise grips to clamp to cable not housing and maybe use foot If possible while holding release, if it moves take foot pressure off. See pics for cable install.
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Friday, March 13th, 2015 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the pictures. Is there a plate on the floor board, why I am asking you is one of the illustrations it looks like there might be a part of that the bottom bolt goes threw, it is hard for me to check because the pedal is so far down that I can not move the carpet, that is how tight this pedal is, and no the old cable is gone I am just trying to put a e-brake handle and cable in for a friend of mine, I mean your talking about a 1/2 job at the most, but because some stupid you know what had to push the pedal down like that it makes this into a job. Thank You.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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First pic is under truck second is for floor and it's just sheet metal maybe two thicknesses. I think your best bet will be to pull the brake pedal off and put it back to the pup position instead of trying to make it go back up like it is.
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Monday, March 16th, 2015 AT 7:24 AM

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