Re: Stuck Parking Break
Sounds like they pushed it a little too far. Crawl under the vehicle and see if the cable is broken or if it is just stuck. If it is broken, you'll HAVE to replace it, although they probably broke it by pushing it TOO far. If it is stuck, spray all the pivot points with some lubricant (WD 40 or the like) and see if it will budge. You might have to try pushing it down farther while simultaneously trying to dis-engage it. You might even have to do it where it goes into the transmission. Fight those bastards at the shop...they did it! I'm assuming you're female by your screen-name. Shop owners WILL and DO take advantage of women, so put your foot down, or threaten to take out an ad in the paper (putting them down)...threaten to spread the word about their mis-treatment of women. It's completely disgusting to me that they won't at least give you an explaination of what happened or what is currently wrong with it. They owe it to you to at least give you that; I mean, you brought it in with no problem, and now it's F'd up. Let me know how it goes, or if you need further assistance. Be careful under the truck; don't get your fingers in a place to get pinched if the brake does dis-engage.