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Old 01-31-2000, 10:09 PM
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I placed this car in storage about 4 years ago and went to drive the car this past summer and discovered the emergency brake had been left on.

Now the brake seems to be stuck and I believe could even be rusted in place.

I tried driving the car and still the break stayed locked into place and even caused a heavy brake burning smell when I tried to drive the car.

Any thoughts on how I will get the break un stuck?

Is this going to be expensive?

Thanks for your time and for the information provided.
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Old 01-31-2000, 10:21 PM
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Hello Terry,

First thing that I would do is to spray some penetrant/lubricant into the tubing that the cable goes into/comes out of. Sometimes you can get these things loose by stepping on the e-brake repeatedly while activating the release mechanism. A 'quick fix' alternative is to see if you can get a hold of the cable with a pair of pliers (or the like) and then hit the pliers with a hammer forcing the cable back towards the front of the car. ( this worked for me once in a parking lot) Careful with the spray so you don't get any on the brake shoes/pads/rotor/drum.

Good Luck!

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