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It sounds like the parking brake is siezed on, hence no resistance when pulling the lever. It looks like these cars use the same calliper to apply both the foot brake and the parking brake. A common fault with these designs is that the lever on the calliper that the parking brake cable connects to siezes and so the brake doesn't release. It is sometimes ...
The operation is simpler then you might think. In broad strokes there is a screw type setup in the center of the piston. One part of the screw is loosely attached to the piston, the other part is attached to the lever. When the breaks are applied using hydraulics the piston has some degree of freedom to move beyond the length of the screw setup. If the ...
Visual Inspection CABLE HOUSING/SHEATH You can follow the brake cable back to the rear of the car. I'm not sure if it goes to the right or left rear. In so doing you can see if it has any damage. A bad kink in it, torn cable housing (if you can see the actual cable in the housing due to damage....that's not good) Parking Break Mechanism The cable ...
Seems the internal mechanism had failed (The cam inside the caliper, I think). In my case, I had the caliper replaced by the dealer (they have proven themselves trusted, competent and pragmatic in the past).
Sounds like the the parking brake mechanism that pushes against the parking brake pads has seized, probably due to wear/corrosion/brakedust. I would take it apart and apply a very thin amount of high temp anti-seize to the joints. If this is the case you might also feel the brake shudder at certain speeds too because it should be the same as driving around ...
Check your e-brake drum shoes. They are located on the inside of the rear wheels. If the drum is rusted or the shoe (pad) is scraping it would make a scraping noise such as the one you described.
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