Emergency Brake Problem 1994 GMC

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  1. freeloader

    freeloader Member

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    I have a 94 GMC Sierra 1/2 tonne. I'm having a problem with the e-brake. It's very hard, actually, exceptionally hard to push down. Any ideas? Literally, you can't push it down. :(
     
  2. zombie1969

    zombie1969 Senior Member

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    Could be a rusted solid cable.Did you take a look at them?
     
  3. mudseeker

    mudseeker Senior Member

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    yup, i had the same problem. good luck finding some at the parts store that aren't "one size fit none"
     
  4. freeloader

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    Having a look today, I'll keep you posted.
     
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    leolkfrm Full Member

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    try pulling on the cable along the frame, it too should move freely
     
  6. freeloader

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    Found the problem. The part of the cable that attaches to the brake shoe emergency lever broke off. So the spring on the e-brake cable on the driver side was being pulled right up against the backplate. Of course you're not going to pull it out, so that's why it was stuck. Replaced both cables and now the e brake works again! Thanks for the suggestions. :D
     

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