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#1 Old 11-03-2012
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Well earlier this week My Parking Brake Handle decided to go on strike on me by not staying up when Pulled. I can Pull on the E Brake and it will stop the vehicle however when I let go it falls back into place as if it was never set. So... I am looking for another one to replace the old. Any ideas where I can get one without having to go to the dealership and spend a ridiculous price for? Thanks

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Is it possible the ratchet has simply become stuck and needs a cleaning and lube? What does the release button do...sprung to out position or just flopping about?
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Is it possible the ratchet has simply become stuck and needs a cleaning and lube? What does the release button do...sprung to out position or just flopping about?
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Thanks. As he says the cable is working...it seems logical, Captain.


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The Handle is Flopping about. The Release Button works properly it just doesn't stay in the locked position when pulled.
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