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Old 01-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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I usualy use my ebrake when I park on a hill but today when I left one of the stores I went to my ebrake only released half way and is stuck on. When I pump it, it only ratchets a couple times down and releases half way back to normal. Do you have any ideas on how to release it? Im hoping its only frozen since its -15 degrees up here in MN but ive never had that problem before except with my hood latch.
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Are you able to get your car to a warm garage?
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ive got a 30,000 btu heater for ice fishing that kinda warms the garage but being -20 right now I dont know how much it will heat the garage
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Sounds frozen too me. I would park the car in the garage and put the heater close to the rear of the car to try to thaw that stuff out.
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Sounds like it'* frozen. Try to get her warm and they should realease.
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If it doesn't thaw out, you'll need to gain access to the E-Brake arm on the rear wheel drums. Sometimes a little brake cleaner, a thump of two and some WD-40 on the cable will free it up.
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