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Old 02-06-2016   #1
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Hand Brake handle will not go up

My 1988 GTA's hand brake will not go up. Like it is jammed in down position.
Anyone know what the cause is and how to remedy? Thanks
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Old 07-24-2016   #2
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Re: Hand Brake handle will not go up

What I meant to say is, "emergency brake handle will not engage". Stays stuck in the down position. Thanks
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Old 07-25-2016   #3
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Re: Hand Brake handle will not go up

95% chance your parking brake cables are frozen (rusted in place) from non-use.

To test this, disconnect the cables. The handle should them move freely.

Once diagnosed as a cable issue, you can try injecting penetrating oil from each end of the cables, remove them and soak them in a pan of penetrating oil, or replace them.
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Re: Hand Brake handle will not go up

DynoDave, thanks for the info. I will certainly do that. Will keep you posted. Thanks
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Re: Hand Brake handle will not go up

I know the GM rear calipers with integral park brake were known for freezing up. They could also be a source of the issue, I suppose.
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