CHEVY EMERGENCY BRAKE

2000 Chevrolet Blazer

Tiny

oxyblond

April, 7, 2010 AT 1:21 PM

2000 Chevy Blazer

When I drive the blazer it seems like I am driving with the emergency brake on.

Can you please give me some ideas what it could be

Thanks

Debbie

1 Answer

Tiny

caradiodoc

April, 7, 2010 AT 2:20 PM

Park on a slight incline, put it in neutral, then release the brake pedal and see if it creeps ahead on its own. If it doesn't, suspect sticking rear parking brake cables or a sticking front caliper. Put a block of wood downhill a few inches in front of one of the tires in case the sticking brake lets go, then crawl underneath and flex the parking brake cables. That will usually make a sticking cable release. If it does, have that cable replaced.

If neither cable is stuck, jack the front tires off the ground and look for one that you can't spin by hand. If a caliper is sticking, it is customary to replace both of them at the same time to maintain even side-to-side braking.

Caradiodoc

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