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Old 01-02-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
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Since i used to drive a manual i always use my parking brake. When i release it, it doesn't go up as much as it should, more so now then this summer or fall. I'm not sure if it'* the joint needing lube, or what. Anyone else run into this? Any ideas other then some wd40 or some silione spray? Maybe my waterproof bike grease.
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why cant you just put into park like the rest of us?
but i would say the cold has shrunk you e-brake cable..
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i do put it in park, but i also put the brake on. It'* not the cable, the pedal releases, it just doesn't get pushed all the way up, It sits about an inch or less from the final stop, and therefore it dings after about 10 ft.
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I really dought its going to run away... the transfercase locks in park.. or it should...
its an emergency brake not a park brake...
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Yes but torque lock is hell. YOur trans can get wedged a weird way and be stuck in park untill you can get someone to push it up the hill to releive pressure onthe trans... first hand observer on my moms old car... we sear by the ebrake now for fear of being stranded....and actually on my pedal it reads "Park Brake"
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Jason, it'* a simple spring return. Squirt it. It'* possible the spring has given up though.
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I'm sure you've done this, but that brake pedal goes way up in there. Is it all cleared out?

Other than that, like Will said, might be time for a new spring...
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You got any snow or ice, or any other kind of debris under the car?
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I use mine too. Cold has had no affect so far, so lube it.

And, for Trofeo, if something does happen, I'd rather my brakes take the pressure than my Tranny...
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My 88 LeSabre did this, my brother'* 92 Bonneville, my mom'* 95 bonneville and my 97 all do this.. I just use my foot to bring it up the rest of the way on the backside, no big deal really.
BTW, the E-Brake in all intentions was intended as both a parking break and an emergency break if your regular service breaks were to fail.. ever tried stopping with just that though? You won't be stopping anytime soon.
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