Questions tagged [parking-brake]

A manual cable operated brake used to lock a vehicle into place at a given location when it is parked.

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How to gain ebrake slack at the caliper?

2006 Hyundai Tiburon 4cyl 2.0L | 5 speed manual I am trying to reconnect my ebrake cable to my caliper, but there is not enough slack. The one on the other side currently has about 1" more slack ...
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Brake pad change - passat 2011

Implausible signal Brakes fail Very dissapointed
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Left Parking Brake On

I recently bought a new vehicle (2019 Nissan Frontier) and I guess because I was not used to it I left the parking brake on and drove for about 6 km (3.7 miles) at about 50 to 60 km/h (31 to 37 mph). ...
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Previous owner removed the entire parking brake system on my car, what are my options?

The title says most of it, the previous owner removed the ENTIRE parking brake system in my 1983 manual Porsche 944 for whatever reason, and I need to replace it because I don't really want it to keep ...
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Park Break Cable Sensor

We are developing an autonomous vehicle as a university project. And we want to know if the parking brake cable is broken. I searched this on the internet. But I didn't find anything. Is there a ...
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Why the tyre at near-side kerb makes noise when I balance on hill road?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model semi-automatic. When I stop at a road with slope (hilly), I apply my parking brake and switch my gear from A1 (automatic 1st gear) to N (Neutral). When I am about to ...
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2010 Ford Focus SE sedan

I had a friend replace my brakes & rotors (who had replaced my brakes before). This time after he was done I have 3 warning lights on. ABS, TRACTION & PARKING BRAKE. Brakes also whistle when ...
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Can Transmission get damaged While the Car is in Neutral While parking Brake is on?

Can transmission get damaged while the car is in neutral while the brake is ON ?? Does towing damage the E-Brake ? Let's say the towing distance is 20 Meters?
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Does a failing parking brake cable affect steering and braking?

I drive an old manual Toyota Tazz (2002 model). It came back from it's last service months ago with a "spring-like" / squeaky noise every time I turned my steering wheel. I queried this with the ...
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Hand brake freezes and defroster seems nonfunctional after flood remediation

I provide a lot of context for my questions. For the bottom-line-up-front, please skip down to the specific questions section. Background My car was parked in a 3rd level sub-basement, which was ...
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Do overheated brakes and their foul odor expose you to higher asbestos doses?

I forgot to completely release the parking brakes on my car and drove with them for a little while. When I got out of the car to refuel by standing next to the rear wheels, a strong foul odor like the ...
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Car with broken left driveshaft won't stay in park

Today my rear left driveshaft gave up (lots of grinding noise while in Drive or Reverse, coming from the left side of the differential, and the car won't move). One strange thing I noticed is that ...
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Rear wheels suddenly locked up on '07 Hyundai Accent

The rear wheels on our '07 Hyundai Accent hatchback have locked up. This morning we got in the car, and when my girlfriend took off the parking break there was a strange thunk. As we began to drive ...
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How bad the damage to system will be, when using handbrake

I am new and interested in car driving. I have seen several videos using hand brake for, turns, drifting, parallel parking by race car drivers, donuts etc, to prove the ability of what a vehicle/...
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E brake on a 2005 Nissan Altima

I have a 2005 Nissan Altima. Yesterday when I was driving I put the car in reverse and then when I put the car back in drive the car wouldn’t move, it felt as though I was driving with the brakes ...
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Parking brake sensor?

I have a '16 Fiesta ST 6-speed. Particularly in cold weather before the car has warmed up, I'll release the parking brake and start driving, but the brake light will come back on at the slightest ...
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Car “clicks” and rolls down hill in park

Today I parked on a small hill that was probably about a 25% - 30% grade. I used the parking brake as always and did not have any issue when I first parked, even just leaving the car in park without ...
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Leaving car with automatic transmission in Neutral instead of Park

Can we use Neutral (N on the selector) instead of Park (P) when parking on a flat surface? Is this useful for transmission system? Because every time we put gear on P we must pass through R and will ...
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My 2013 Malibu electric park brake doesn't function and ''service'' sign comes on dash

2013 Malibu LTZ ''service park brake switch'' stays on. mechanic thinks could be '' short to ground or open'' wire in switch. any experience out there? If I turn key only one notch it works fine, but ...
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Can pulling up the handbrake without depressing the button wear or damage it?

I have a friend who believes that if you pull up the handbrake (aka the parking brake) without pressing down the little button on the end, it "weakens" the handbrake, or otherwise shortens its life. ...
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How to apply exact force to a parking brake peddle

My 2008 Mazda CX-9 service manual includes the following for parking brake inspection: Inspect the parking brake stoke when depressed at 180 N { 18.4 kgf, 40.5 lbf } Parking brake pedal stoke when ...
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Audi A4 tick / scratching noise, parking brake fault

So I picked up my 2011 Audi A4 Avant last week, and it's been an extremely good car. The car has followed service intervals, and has current gone about 86,000 km ≈ 53,000 miles. The other day, I got ...
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Hearing noises when braking until the brakes “heat-up” during winter time

My Renault Megane III Grandtour 1.5dCi 2010 has been annoying me for the past two winters. If left in cold weather overnight (which is almost always the case), I can hear a noise from the rear end ...
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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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Does my electronic parking brake remain engaged if I disconnect the battery?

I have a manual Audi A4 with an electronic parking brake. For safety reasons, I'm planning on leaving the battery disconnected for about a month while I do a variety of cosmetic work on the vehicle (...
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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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Corolla 1999 - My parking brake light randomly turns on and off

While I'm driving in my Toyota Corolla 1999 (3-door model): My parking brake light randomly turns on and off while the car is moving. It doesn't go on and off rapidly, but usually switches at a random ...
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Volvo XC90 Mk1 parking brake too weak

The parking brake of Volvo XC90 Mk1 (2002-2014) is weak by design and can not hold the car properly (manual transmission) even if well maintained. This goes back to the small size of brake drums on ...
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Driving with parking brake on [duplicate]

I am a inexperienced driver. Yesterday, I drove my car, Honda odyssey, for total 4 miles by 30-40 mph with parking brake on. Even though brake light was on, I didn't notice it. I felt vibration and ...
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Slack in Parking Brake Line

I have too much slack in my parking brake. I was changing my rear drum brakes, when I was having some difficulty reattaching my parking brake line to the parking brake lever. Somehow I ended up ...
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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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How do the rear brakes on a 1995 Chevy 1500 self-adjust?

I was told that by setting the parking brake each time the truck is parked, the shoe-brakes would self adjust. Is this true? There are no access holes on the back plate for manual adjustment.
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Proper parking technique for a car with electronic parking brake [duplicate]

I have got my first car, a 14' Audi S4 that is equipped with an electronic parking brake. My common sense told me to park as following: Come to a complete stop Engage electronic parking brake Put ...
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Hand Brake Loose

I have a 2008 Honda Accord, today I not that the parking hand brake has no resistance. Its really easy just to lift it up and turn on the parking brakes. Then I check the parking brakes and see that ...
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How do parking brakes acting on disc brakes work?

My car has disc brakes in the rear, and the calipers have a small lever, which is pulled by the parking brake cable. (The parking brake uses the discs, so there is no additional drum or similar.) ...
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VW Passat Estate B5 - Parking brake suddenly slack but cable not broken

The handbrake on my VW Passat Estate B5 has suddenly become slack. With the handbrake on, the faulty side wheel is free to turn by hand. Foot brake works as normal Lifting the center console, I can ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy, Grinding Sound

Just got home from work and put my car into park and heard a grinding sound. The parking brake stopped working. I tried putting it into drive and got the same grinding sound. It was as if something ...
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Parking brake alarm will not stop

My husband's 1999 ML430 is on its last legs, and we're trying to sink as little money into it as possible and just get him a better car soon. However, this week, the parking brake alarm won't stop ...
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Parking — in gear or neutral? [closed]

This question is discussed all over the internet, but it seems to be just a voting procedure. I'd like to get a high-quality answer, and, since I couldn't find it on SE, I'll ask it again here. With ...
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Emergency brake light always on

I got a 94 honda accord. Recently ebrake light on the dash shows up even the ebrake handle is down. I tried to look at the switch on the ebrake and mess with it a little bit. Then the ebrake light ...
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What could cause a metal-on-metal noise when braking only while backing?

I have a 1998 Acura Integra with 204k miles on it. Some mornings after the car has been parked in my driveway facing up a slight slope overnight with the handbrake set, the first time I apply the ...
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Parking brake inspection question

NY State inspection guidelines call for a parking brake test similar to this: "Car must hold in Drive under moderate acceleration. Parking brake must lock in place and be released independently from ...
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Loose Handbrake?

Today I think I pulled my handbrake maybe a little too hard to stop my self from rolling down a hill. The stick is now loose and it engages only when I pull it to the very top. I can pull it up ...
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2005 Scion tC - Handbrake indicator light intermittently turns on

The handbrake indicator light on my 2005 Scion tC intermittently turns on while I'm driving. I've read about two causes: low brake fluid and (not likely) the handbrake is somehow getting lifted while ...
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The ebrake light in my car stays on when the ebrake is disengaged, should I be concerned?

I have a 2002 Ford Taurus Station Wagon, and the ebrake light stays on when the ebrake is disengaged, should I be concerned? I tried tramping down on the ebrake peddle really hard and then ...