Questions tagged [emergency-brakes]

Also called the hand brake or the e-brake, it is a cable operated device that applies and locks the rear brakes, the intent of which is to hold the vehicle while parked. Can also be used for stunts.

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diagnose emergency brake not working, 2003 dodge ram 1500 truck

My 2003 dodge ram emergency brake is not working. I push the pedal down and there is zero resistance. I release the pedal and it doesn't spring back to starting position, I have to grab the pedal and ...
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Dash board and radio screen flashing

I have a 2004 Saturn stick shift. When I go to put on the e-brake, my dash and my radio screen start blinking really fast. If I put on my right blinker, it doesn't blink but if i put on my left one it ...
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Emergency Brake Not Released

Drove about 4/10 mile with the Emergency Brake on. I stopped and released the brake. It seems to be braking fine however the brake light is flashing. Any thoughts!
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My Volvo S40 2006 Immobilizer Not Releasing

I have that fault in the Volvo S40 2006 so it does not give or release the lever when braking Original text: Tengo esa falla en el volvo s40 2006 por eso no da estar ni libera la palanca al frenar
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How to setup an emergency brake warning system?

I had the unfortunate experience of leaving my car parked in D gear with the emergency brake (aka hand brake) off. It rolled downhill and sustained some damage. Seems like the mechanism to stop me ...
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Which Toyota and Honda models have emergency brake in between driver and passenger?

I need to teach my teenage son how to drive. I need the emergency brake in the middle so I can override just in case. I am looking at 4 door sedans from Toyota and Honda between 2007 and 2010. I ...
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Mazda CX9 : Temporarily remove all parking brake HW

I'm operating on Mazda CX-9 2008 changing rear rotors/pads and parking brake shoes and spring kit (first time). On operation I find my back-left parking brake is missing the "operation lever". The ...
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Reversed with handbreak on and manual transmission - how to diagnose problems if they arise?

I was nervous driving a borrowed manual transmission and, as I was parking, accidentally went over one of the rocks that line the sides of our driveway. The front wheels went over but the rock ...
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emergency brake on while driving [duplicate]

I just had my front brakes and rotorers replaced and did not realize that my emergency brake was on. I had drove like maybe 60 miles before I goggled why it was on. I am a first time driver so my ...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker - Brake Warning Light

2003 Chevrolet Tracker, brake warning light on dash stays on. If the hand brake is applied the light is slightly brighter. When hand brake is released, the light dims slightly. I have checked fluid ...
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VW Jetta parking brake loose after rear brakes replaced. Is it related?

I had my 2007 VW Jetta rear brakes replaced, including the rotors. When I picked up my car I noticed the parking brake was very loose, I almost have to take it at a 90 degree angle for the brake to ...
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What points of failure should I be aware of when driving with only the parking brake?

To start off with, I know this is not ever an ideal scenario, and is probably illegal in most jurisdictions, HOWEVER, it may occur that the brakes go out while driving and someone needs to get to a ...
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Drum brake shoes question

Hi guys I had my rear drum brakes replaced about a month ago. All new hardware, shoes, drums. Now my rear passenger ones are making a clicking noise at very low speeds. Took the drum off to ...
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Rear Rotor 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

I am trying to change the rear pads and rotors on my 2006 GCV and the rear passenger rotor is not coming off. I have removed the caliper but I have not tried releasing any tension that may be caused ...
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The Parking Brake on my 1965 Buick hasn't been used in 20 years, what maintenance should be done before use?

I have a 1965 full-size Buick with front and rear drum brakes which has been in storage for several years. I never used the parking brake even when I used it as a daily driver so it's been engaged ...
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Emergency Brakes feel like they are set but are not

When driving my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Wide track, it feels as if the emergency brake is on even though it isn't. What is causing this?
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How far should you put your handbrake up?

My feeling is to just pull it up as far as it goes, but I've heard this is bad for the brakes and the car and so it would be better to pull it up with the button pressed till you feel slight ...