CavalierStarting in the 1980s. the Cavalier made a name for itself by offering an affordable 2 and 4 door compact. Platform: J-body
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Howdy, all, Here's hoping someone can better educate me.
This morning, when parking my car, I lifted the parking brake like I usually do, and heard no ratcheting from the handle. Also, the button on the handle now sticks out about 1/2" more than it usually does. I *do* still get a parking brake indicator when I lift the handle, but it doesn't lock into place.
I suspect that either a cable broke, or the mount-point of a cable broke somewhere in the system. Anyone have any other ideas or suggestions?
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does the parking brake hold the car in place when you are holding it up
if it does it is not the cable (most likley)
can u push the button in while lifting and if so does it ratchet
if so i would suggest it is the actuall handle assembly
That's a very good question...I haven't put the car in a location where I can test whether or not it'll keep the vehicle stopped while I hold it in the raised position yet. I'll test it ASAP. I know that I hear no ratcheting when I lift the brake handle with the button pressed - it's how I usually raise the handle (I don't like listening to the ratcheting noise most of the time, so I raise it into position and then release the button).