: HELP! Emergency/Parking Brake Locked, can't release 1969 Deville

08-11-09, 11:01 AM
I parked on a hill and instead of using the regular break I used the parking break. When I put the car in drive it did not move because the break is stuck. Is there any way to manually release the parking break? Thank you in advance,

08-11-09, 12:35 PM
Cut the parking brake cable. May be a little hard since you are on a hill. I would suggest removing the drum to see what is binding up.

08-11-09, 12:46 PM
Whoa! Don't cut the cable. You can probably get it to release by just reaching underneath and pulling on it!

If the brake is stuck on, he can't remove the drum ;)

08-11-09, 12:49 PM
jay - thanks, able to pull the lever. looking around the boards - cool site!

08-11-09, 12:58 PM
This site is amazing. I've learned like a hundred different things about my car. It's crazy.