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



nroth314
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,
Noah

VortecCaddy
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.

jayoldschool
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 ;)

nroth314
08-11-09, 12:49 PM
jay - thanks, able to pull the lever. looking around the boards - cool site!

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