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    69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    can't get the parking brake to release, there is a lever on the inside of the parking brake that goes to a vacuum leaver...it does nothing...is there a way to release the brake manually??????please help.

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    When works correctly, the parking brake releases automatically when engine is running and the gear selector is in drive or reverse position. The vacuum hose could be busted or parking brake or cable is rusted, try to pull the parking brake back with hand when holding the manual release lever.

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    Nothing...is there any other way??

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    I took the vacuum line off the relay. And I'm still getting vacuum. So that's not the problem...this is frustrating...

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    If neither the vacuum release nor the manual release lever is working, then you have a broken linkage with the cable, or the cable itself is broken or frozen. Get yourself a factory service manual, although you may find it's mechanic time.

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    Sounds like frozen cable. I had it happen too.

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    There should be a lever underneath the dash above the parking brake pedal. This lever is like a pump that slowly relieves air in the vacuum. On my '69 coupe I had the same problem, and my lever was a bit fragile, so be careful.

    It's easily visible if you pull the lower dash panel off. Hope this helps!!

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    Re: 69 sedan deville parking brake help.c

    Just found this thread and I have the same problem with my Coupe, did you ever figure this problem out and if so, what was it?

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