Ebrake stuck on


EDOG25
01-06-2005, 03:49 AM
Can someone tell me how to disingage the ebrake because my car feels like the ebrake is stuck on all the time ???

ZX2000
01-06-2005, 07:39 AM
push the button on the end of the handle and let it go down? maybe?

EDOG25
01-06-2005, 01:13 PM
Ha ha ha... I ment the cable

jeffcoslacker
01-06-2005, 03:43 PM
Just see if you can push it in nuetral on a flat surface. If so, the brakes aren't your problem. If not, you'll have to determine which wheel is binding. Sometimes you can tell just by feeling which wheel seems hotter after driving some distance.

EDOG25
01-08-2005, 07:36 PM
I know what wheel is sticking now.... I just need to know how to release the e brake cable ??. "I dont want to cut the cable if I dont have to"

jeffcoslacker
01-10-2005, 01:21 PM
There is usually, on most cars, an adjuster thread and locknut type of thing on the cable, possibly under the cover for the e-brake handle. You back it off until the cable relaxes. But if one rear wheel is binding, the problem is probaby in the hardware of the brake set itself, not the cable.

jeffcoslacker
01-10-2005, 01:22 PM
A broken return or holdown spring in a drum brake can cause this.

EDOG25
01-10-2005, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the info..

Todd R
01-11-2005, 11:51 AM
Can someone tell me how to disingage the ebrake because my car feels like the ebrake is stuck on all the time ???

I know what it is, I have the same problem with mine.
The joint on the lever where the E brake cable hooks to rusts and binds up. Fron the back side of the hub tap it with a hammer to break it free. You will have to disassemble the unit to free the joint up for good. Take the joint apart, wire brush off the rust and coat everything with assembly lube or some other lubricant that won't was off easily.
TR

EDOG25
01-14-2005, 12:52 AM
Thank's for the info... My ebrake cable is not so much rusted as frozen I think The Rain got it wet then froze.

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